Tour to Matera, City of stone

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Time travel around rock buildings and admire the stone carved churches. A film shooting scenery, lots of history and much more….

Guided tour of the town of Sassi, the city of Matera, that hosts very ancient quarters with rock-hewn homes and was declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site in 1993: unique opportunity to discover the real places where “The Passion of Christ” by Mel Gibson was shot. The first time Mel Gibson saw Matera, he just went crazy because it was simply perfect to shoot his movie “The Passion of Christ”: in fact, this city of the 21st century looks like an ancient town thanks to its deep canyon with numerous grottoes where streets, dwellings and churches were amazingly carved into the rock.

Our guided tour starts with a walk along the baroque via Ridola, after this we will stop to make pictures at the balcony in Piazzetta Pascoli where there is a wonderful panoramic view on Rione Sasso Caveoso. After this we will walk through the "sassi" using narrow side streets and typical stairs. We will stop at Piazza San Pietro Caveoso and we will visit the Museum of “Casa Grotta” and the church of “Santa Lucia alle Malve” (or another rocky church).

 

Inclusions

-         transportation by air-conditioned vehicle, late-model

(bus, minibus or taxi, according to your group’s size)

-         professional driver

-         insurance cover during transfers by vehicle

-         licensed English-speaking guide * (concerns “with guide” rate only)

-         all taxes

-         identification sign with your name on it

-         mobile contact number for any emergency, available 24/7

* guides in other languages available, upon request

Exclusions

-         entrance fees (paid by you on the spot)

Step 1

Your tour starts from Bari port

Step 2

Walk along via Ridola

Step 3

Stop at Piazza San Pietro Caveoso and visit of the Museum 

Step 4

Visit of church of “Santa Lucia alle Malve”

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