Fall in love with the stunning centre of Matera - a picturesque city in Basilicata known for its famous churches and rock-cut houses known as Sassi!
Matera Walking Tour
The tour meets at 10 am in the quaint, central, Piazza Vittorio Veneto, where we'll begin our walking tour of the main points in this beautiful city: 2019's European Capital of Culture.
The first stop on the tour will be the Piazza dei Sedile, home to the majestic palace that, for various reasons your expert guide will reveal on the day, has become a symbol of the cultural life of Matera. Then we'll continue to discover the city, heading to the Via Duomo, where we'll find two of the ancient points of entry to the city: the Porta di Juso and the Porta di Suso.
The next stop takes place in front of one of the star attractions in the city: the Matera cathedral. Its architectural style, known as Romanesque, is present throughout, and you'll learn to distinguish its various characteristics. And just around the corner you can find the Casa Grotta de Matera: one of the city's traditional houses, where you can find out about day to day life in these "Sassi" cut into the rock and protected as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
And the Sassi influence extends to the places of worship constructed using this technique - among which the Church of Santa Maria de Idris. Inside you'll find a stunning example of this technique, before we'll finish the tour at 12:30.
If you would prefer to discover the city with an exclusive group just for you and your partner, family, or friends, you can simply reserve the private tour of Matera.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:
- Tours or activities will not consist of more than 15 people per group.
- A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
- The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
- Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
- All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
- Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
- The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
- Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
- Alcoholic drinks are not available.
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English Language Tour
Children under 18Free
2 hours 30 minutes.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.
English speaking guide, specialised in the history of Matera
Entry to the Casa Grotta (3 EUR per person).
Entry to the Church of Santa Maria de Idris (3 EUR per person).
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
Bookings are permitted up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places.
We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
Piazza Vittorio Veneto.