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Sassi di Matera

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75100, Matera, Italy
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“old town” (78 reviews)
“bucket list” (18 reviews)
“cave dwellings” (69 reviews)
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75100, Matera, Italy
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"old town"
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"bucket list"
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"cave dwellings"
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"european city of culture"
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"unique place"
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"narrow streets"
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"unesco site"
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"mel gibson"
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"guided tour"
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"every corner"
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"beautiful town"
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"step back in time"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Sassi were a disgrace to Italy as declared by the then President in the 1950s. People were living in caves which were overcrowded and living conditions were squalid. There was a high infant mortality rate and malaria was rife. As a consequence people were...More

Thank LCB53
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We toured two days in the marvelous, amazing, unique Sassi di Matera. The walking tour with Anna Maria Tamburrino as a guide plus the maps and highlights of places for us to see on our own was exceptional. Anna was so full of interesting historical...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A day trip from Bari is easy by train and that was enough for us. A wonderful town overlooking a gorge which is riddled with grottos some of which were once homes. The old town too has caves and churches hewn into the Rock that...More

Thank Marcus W
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Reviewed 4 days ago

To think it was inhabited by troglodytes all the way to today is fascinating. Though in 1952 most of the houses were evacuated, due to the primitive conditions, some are being reconditioning, with of course facilities, electricity, running water. Reminds me of Capadoccia.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This really is a must visit and you must also make sure you see all of it. It is very easy to miss the cave dwellings. Unfortunately it is also being done up at a very quick rate and will lose a lot of its...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In order to comprehend how beautifull this town really is you need to take a long walks on its streets. At each corner you may encounter another beautifull scenery, just point your camera and shoot, this is why is no longer a mistery why so...More

1  Thank cuc m
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This area was considered the "shame of Italy" people were living here in caves with their livestock until the 1950s when the government evacuated everyone. It is only in the last 20 years that people have started moving back and opening hotels and restaurants. Many...More

Thank 712christineg
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not to be missed if you are travelling in southern Italy. Ancient town built in stone. Caves where families lived in. Amazing atmosphere buth during the day and night. Stay in a hotel offering grotto accomodations.

Thank bernard b
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I absoluetly enjoyed the sassi . It is an amazing trip through the past with its small coffee shops and restaurants is for enjoying the atmesphere and soak in the past. It is a must see

Thank Zara I
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting area with lots of great restaurants and a buzzing street at night. If you there make sure you go see the cave dwellings across the ravine. Also in the area is the Tulli Huts.

Thank Deidra W
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irenakowal
18 May 2018|
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Response from RocCooks2016 | Reviewed this property |
My guide was recommended through my VBT tour. Anna was excellent! She is a native of Matera, knowledgeable, and passionate about her city. She also leads public of the Matera Cistern.
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Sakura Y
12 April 2018|
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Response from Johanna F | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. Renovation should include some of the smaller "rupestri" churches! :-)
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titsuda
14 March 2018|
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Response from 78Mik | Reviewed this property |
Sawadee Well Naples and Matera they belongs to two differents region. If you decide to visit Naples stick with that there is lot to see there. If you have time to spend so you can visit Matera in one day or max two days is... More
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