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Matera

4.5
Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Subterranean City
Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world. It once was a grid of prehistoric cave settlements and subterranean slums. While still maintaining its ancient stone city aura, Matera has transformed into a thriving center of culture and tourism, thanks to its success as the backdrop for films such as "The Passion of the Christ." Explore dozens of stone-carved churches and the stacked homes of the ancient city center, which is a World Heritage Site, or walk the high perimeter of limestone cliffs surrounding the famous subterranean city. Our Italy trip builder website combines visitor reviews with your personal interests to make an itinerary informed by experts, but tailored to suit your style.
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Popular things to do in Matera

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Historic Walking Area
Sassi di Matera
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Cave
Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Landmark
Casa Noha
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes

Side trips from Matera

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Religious Site
Basilica San Nicola Bari
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
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World heritage site
I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site Alberobello
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Cave
Grotte di Castellana Castellana Grotte
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Matera

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Ruin
Materasum Ipogeo
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes
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Religious Site
Church of Santa Maria de Idris
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Church
Chiesa San Giovanni Battista
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Photography Tour
Photography Tours
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min

Historic Sites in Matera

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Ruin
Cripta del Peccato Originale
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes
Historic Walking Area
Sasso Barisano
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
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World heritage site
Parco delle Chiese Rupestri di Matera
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Historic Walking Area
Piazza Vittorio Veneto
4.5
Duration: 4 hours

Museums in Matera

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Art Gallery
Massimo Casiello - Tornitura Artistica del Legno
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Sassi in Miniatura
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes
Specialty Museum
MUSMA Museum of Contemporary Sculpture
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Museo Archeologico Nazionale Domenico Ridola
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min

Shopping in Matera

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Arterego di Margherita Albanese
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Feelosophy
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
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Antique Store
Mancini Timbri Del Pane
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Il Bottegaccio Daddiego
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

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