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A European Capital of Culture, the UNESCO-listed Sassi di Matera are one of Basilicata’s most fascinating destinations. The cave dwellings and caverns carved into the hillside of Matera date from prehistoric times and were inhabited until the 1950s. Today, they host unique hotels, restaurants, churches, and museums.

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Ape Tour Matera - Panoramic tour in ape calessino

Ape Tour Matera - Panoramic tour in ape calessino

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The UNESCO World Heritage-listed rock city of Matera stretches over a steep cliff, so exploring it on foot can be tiring. Explore as much as possible without getting tired with this tour aboard an authentic Italian Ape Calessino (Tuk Tuk). Zip through the streets of the historic Sasso Caveoso neighborhood to admire the main churches and squares and snap photos of the famous cave houses and views of the surrounding valley.
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  • 40 to 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$31.75
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$31.75

Private walking tour in Matera

Private walking tour in Matera

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Private tour with a multilingual tour guide that will lead just you discovering the city and its history.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.07
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$74.07
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Matera half-day excursion from Bari with visit of a cave house

Matera half-day excursion from Bari with visit of a cave house

Enjoy Matera, one of the world’s oldest towns dating back to the Paleolithic times. Explore this complex and beautiful network of caves, churches carved entirely out of the rock and narrow streets on foot to best experience this wonderful ancient town. During the walking tour which lasts approx. 2 hours, our professional guide will show you the Sasso Caveoso area, the most fascinating part of the old town, named “Sassi”. The itinerary includes a visit to a cave-like house recently opened to the public, and to ancient cave churches and cisterns. A really unique and suggestive experience. --->>CHECK THE DEPARTURE & RETURN SECTION BELOW FOR TRANSFER INFORMATION!!! Following the complications of the coronavirus epidemic, private transport in a 7, 9 minivan or minibus (3 - 7 PAX) will be provided by an external company affiliated with us. The transfer service can be paid directly on site or online after the booking. NO EXTRA FEE FOR 1 - 2 PAX.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$148.14
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$148.14

Puglia Full-Day Tour: Bari, Trulli of Alberobello, Castel del Monte and Sassi of Matera

Puglia Full-Day Tour: Bari, Trulli of Alberobello, Castel del Monte and Sassi of Matera

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Discover the highlights of Puglia on a private full-day tour from Bari. After a walking history tour of Bari’s old town, head inland to the medieval village of Aberobello, known for its distinctive prehistoric-style Trulli dwellings. Visit the ancient cave city at the Sassi of Matera, where homes and churches are carved directly to the rock in a complex stone labyrinth, and admire the World Heritage-listed Castel del Monte tucked into the Puglian hills. Throughout the day, enjoy the personalized attention of a private guide who can customize the tour based on your interests.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$305.81
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Discover the Wonderful Matera Sassi with Local Guide

Discover the Wonderful Matera Sassi with Local Guide

Join this fascinating 2-hour private tour of the Matera Sassi. Meet your expert guide in Piazzetta Pascoli, a viewpoint with a breathtaking panorama over the stones of Matera. Make your way down narrow stairways into the heart of Sasso Caveoso, one of the two Civita' districts, towards the baroque style church, San Pietro Caveoso. Venture inside a rupestrian church (carved into the rock), visit Santa Maria di Idris, set into a large, limestone rock and the ancient monastery, Santa Lucia alle Malve that has remarkable 1000 year old frescoes. Head up a stairway to see a cave house and get an understanding how people once lived. In the Sasso Barisano district you can admire the churches of Saint Francis of Assisi, Saint Clare and the stunning Romanesque Cathedral. Marvel at this UNESCO World Heritage site and chosen location for numerous Hollywood movies. Together with your guide you'll discover the magic, history, architecture and stories of the exquisite Matera.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.27
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$41.27
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Ape tour Matera - Guided tour in ape calessino

Ape tour Matera - Guided tour in ape calessino

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A tour of the three districts in the historic center of the Sassi with panoramic stops and curiosities about the recent history of the city of Matera: from national shame to a city known and appreciated worldwide. It will also be possible to visit a cave house and a rock church. The route lasts just over an hour and in this time visitors will be able to observe the Piano area, that is, the part close to the Sassi and get to know the historical places from another perspective. The Piano area is actually the first area built immediately after the Sassi at the turn of the Renaissance.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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$50.79
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$50.79

Day Tour of Bari, Alberobello, Matera

Day Tour of Bari, Alberobello, Matera

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ready for visit some important and beautiful cities of Puglia?  start at 9,30 am from your accomodation, we will move to visit Bari (visit of Saint nicholas church included the Crypt unesco, narrow streets, and beautiful sceneries!) and some of the most important spots of (Bari vecchia)!! transport to the TRULLI capital Alberobello (visit includes inside a cone shape house typical of Puglia (trullo), history of the trulli, folks etc. history and folks also about people and lifestyle! transport to Matera !! visit of the historical center of the city listed UNESCO (SASSI Di Matera) !! (capital of european culture for 2019) itinerary: first stop (balcony of Matera on the top for to pick the best pictures! then continue to entry into the SASSI ..exploring of this very ancient town 25.000 years old! itinerary for walking! back to accomodation; Enjoy!!
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$211.63
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Matera 2 hours walking tour

Matera 2 hours walking tour

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Discover the old mountainside city of Matera on a 2-hour private walking tour. Visit the city’s key landmarks like Palazzo Lanfranchi, the church of San Pietro Caveoso, the Sasso Caveoso, and visit a typical cave house from the region. Learn about the history of this centuries-old city from your informative guide and even walk the streets where Mel Gibson filmed scenes from ‘The Passion of the Christ.’
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$145.50
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$145.50
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Matera tour by car or minivan from Bari

Matera tour by car or minivan from Bari

Matera with its SASSI, its cobbled streets, the tuff houses, the craftsmen who do everything to bring you back 4000 years.
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  • 5 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$264.54
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$264.54
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Matera balloon flight for small groups

Matera balloon flight for small groups

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Enjoy stunning aerial views of UNESCO-listed Matera during this small-group hot air balloon ride. Soar above the iconic hilltop city on a safe and panoramic journey, admiring the distinctive architecture and cultural sights with rare, bird's eye views. Small-group flights are capped at only eight participants and include an Italian breakfast.
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  • 1 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$296.29
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Tour of Matera and Altamura

Tour of Matera and Altamura

Our tours are unique because in addition to discovering the wonders of Puglia, they give you the chance to experience all the experiences that characterize the places you visit, try the most authentic flavors.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$243.38
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Matera Sassi - European Capital of Culture 2019

Matera Sassi - European Capital of Culture 2019

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Get more out of your visit to Sassi di Matera with a guide to show you the best ways around the area. Along with leading you through the region, your guide will also tell you interesting historical and cultural facts as you go. Plus, see tops attractions such as Sasso Caveoso and Sasso Barisano. 
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$164.02
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Panoramic Private Tour in Ape Calessino in the Sassi of Matera

Panoramic Private Tour in Ape Calessino in the Sassi of Matera

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The panoramic tour "Private Tour in Ape Calessino" - the Sassi in Ape "will allow you to have an exclusive experience to visit the city of Matera comfortably aboard the vintage and iconic ape calessino. The tour winds through the most beautiful alleys and squares, between Sasso Caveoso and Sasso Barisano. During the tour you will make some panoramic stops in the central squares and you will be able to admire the main attractions of the city. An excellent opportunity to learn about the stories and curiosities of this heritage of humanity.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$27.51
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$27.51

Secret Matera Sassi (Private Tour)

Secret Matera Sassi (Private Tour)

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Delve into the history and mystery of UNESCO-listed Matera, home to the Sassi cave city that traces its history back to prehistoric times. Explore one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world with a guide, stopping to visit rupestrian churches and homes and learn about the evolution of this singular cliffside town. Stroll through the Sasso Barisano and pause to snap photos of the town and surrounding valley.
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  • 3 hours
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$169.31
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$169.31
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Sassi and Murgia walk by electric bike

Sassi and Murgia walk by electric bike

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The 2-hour tour gives guests the opportunity to stroll in contact with nature with an assisted pedal bike. Crossing, in a fun and carefree way, the ancient "Sassi" districts (Barisano and Caveoso), they will reach the Murgia Materana National Park. Our guests will be accompanied on the nature walk by a leader who, at the head of the group, will indicate the right way to go. Within the tour, included in the ticket, stop and visit of the suggestive Madonna della Palomba Sanctuary, stop in an ancient tuff quarry still active, arrival on the panoramic point of Murgia Timone and free stop of 15 minutes.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$27.14
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Discover Matera Walking Tour

Discover Matera Walking Tour

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Explore the lovely Sasso Caveoso district in the city of Matera on a 2-hour tour walking tour with a knowledgeable local guide. Visit one cave, one church and the historical center, hearing about the fascinating history and subterranean architecture of the city. See parts of the famous Sassi of Matera, ancient cave dwellings that are still in use today and have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$104.76
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$104.76

visit of ALBEROBELLO & MATERA from Lecce or province

visit of ALBEROBELLO & MATERA from Lecce or province

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visiting of 2 of the most famous sites of Italy !! included history, folks, traditions etc. !! enjoy with comfort the Puglia region history and tips of one of the most beautiful region of the penisula!
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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$227.51
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Discovering the best of Puglia in a Small Group 6 Days 5 Nights

Discovering the best of Puglia in a Small Group 6 Days 5 Nights

Puglia is rich in historic and cultural treasures, and known for its dazzling coastline and superb cuisine. With this multi-day tour, take in the best of the region without the hassle of travel planning. Arrive in Bari via high-speed train from Rome and visit highlights like the UNESCO-listed towns of Alberobello and Matera, the baroque jewel of Lecce, and the whitewashed villages of Locorotondo and Ostuni.
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  • 6 days
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$1,807.90
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Excursion to Alberobello and Matera with departure from Bari

Excursion to Alberobello and Matera with departure from Bari

Alberobello and Matera are two of the most unforgettable towns in southern Italy, but visiting both in one day by public transportation is almost impossible. With this tour, see these UNESCO-listed treasures with time-saving private transportation by minivan directly from Bari. Enjoy a walking tour of the “trulli” dwellings in Alberobello before moving on the Sassi di Matera and its unique cave dwellings.
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$171.95
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$171.95

Apulia in 4 Nights with Sightseeing tours and Accomodation

Apulia in 4 Nights with Sightseeing tours and Accomodation

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Puglia is rich in UNESCO-listed cultural sights, delightful seaside towns, and excellent food and wine—but the logistics of organizing a multi-day trip can be daunting. With this tour, see the highlights of the region in just a few days without the hassle of arranging accommodations or transportation. Take in the historic towns of Otranto and Matera, the Castel del Monte castle, the fishing villages of Polignano al Mare and Monopoli, and more.
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$645.49
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Excursion of the Sassi of Matera of 3h Complete
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Excursion of the Sassi of Matera of 3h Complete

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Make the most of your time in Matera and see the main tourist attractions in just a few hours with this guided tour. Stroll through the most historic districts of the city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, including Sasso Barisano and Sasso Caveoso, to learn about the unique evolution of this 'city of cave houses' over the millennia. Explore cave churches and dwellings, admire Baroque and Romanesque architecture, and views of the urban landscape and surrounding countryside.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.33
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$42.33

Shore Excursion from Bari Port to Matera Sassi and Alberobello Trulli

Shore Excursion from Bari Port to Matera Sassi and Alberobello Trulli

When your cruise ship drops anchor in Bari, don’t waste time planning an itinerary and quickly set off to see two of southern Italy’s most interesting destinations. Port pickup and drop-off are included, and you’ll travel in an air-conditioned van between Bari, Matera, and Alberobello without having to worry about navigation or getting lost in an unfamiliar area.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$324.86
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$324.86
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Matera & Alberobello full-day tour from Bari

Matera & Alberobello full-day tour from Bari

ALBEROBELLO --- 1st Stop --- 90 minutes The trulli are an important example of rural architecture that still survives today. The panoramic view on Rione Aia Piccola with its infinite expanse of conical roofs is enchanting. Don't miss the opportunity to live an authentic experience in Alberobello Rione Monti and Aia piccola --- 1 hour of driving between the two towns MATERA --- 2nd Stop --- 2 hours Explore this complex and beautiful network of caves, this beautiful ancient town. During the walking tour, we will show you the Sasso Caveoso area, named "Sassi". Afterwards, you will be given some free time to also discover the new town.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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$130.24
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$130.24

5-day Puglia, Benevento, and Matera Tour from Rome

5-day Puglia, Benevento, and Matera Tour from Rome

Get to know the Puglia and Campania regions of southern Italy on this private 7-day tour from Rome, including accommodation. Explore the Roman ruins of Benevento and the Baroque city of Lecce; visit UNESCO World Heritage sites such as the Sassi of Matera and the Trulli of Alberobello; and stop at towns including Leuca, Otranto, and Bari.
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  • 5 days
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$1,480.38
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What people are saying about Sassi-di-Matera tours and tickets

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Ape Tour Matera - Panoramic tour in ape calessino
"Vireo spoke great English. We enjoyed his stories and personal history as to how they related to Matera. The tour provided easy access to the visual highlights of the Sassi."..."
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Private walking tour in Matera
"Angela was a fantastic guide. Her knowledge of the history if Matera was amazing and she kept us enthralled fir the entire tour. P"..."
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Puglia Full-Day Tour: Bari, Trulli of Alberobello, Castel del Monte and Sassi of Matera
"This was an amazing tour that took us to many of the highlights of Bari. Our tour guide, Vito, presented the tour in an exceptionally interesting and informative way. Well versed on the Bari area. This was a full day tour that covered it all."..."
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Day Tour of Bari, Alberobello, Matera
"We came to Mater's ons cloudy day.Once we entered the city,s magnificent view whereby the gray caves merged with the gray sky,creating memorable picture.We liked the tour,Vito the guide and the general experience.Matera is not to miss place"..."
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Matera Sassi - European Capital of Culture 2019
"There is so much amazing history in Matera and a guided tour is the best way to learn. The tour was a little boring for the kids but worthwhile."..."
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Secret Matera Sassi (Private Tour)
"This was an amazing tour. Our guide (Georgio?) was so knowledgable and happy to share so much information it made the time go quickly in spite of the drizzle and wind. We walked around the entire sassi which is quite large. I highly recommend this tour and place as it is so unique."..."
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Sassi and Murgia walk by electric bike
"Agostina lead us to phantastic places through the Sassi and in the Murgia area which we would never have found otherwise. Her explanations in good English were very interesting."..."
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Discover Matera Walking Tour
"We had an excellent guide who gave us a full history of the Sasso caves. She was able to answer all of our questions and focused on the highlights of the area."..."
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