Sassi di Matera, Matera

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Witness some of the first human settlements known in Italy at Sassi di Matera. Making up the ancient village of Matera, the series of prehistoric, cavern-carved stone structures seem similar to Jerusalem or Cappadocia. Take a tour of an ancient cave house, or visit one of the town's seven Benedictine settlements. The 16th-century Rocky Church of the Holy Spirit sits atop the highest point in the town. You can walk the limestone cliffs surrounding the village for a view of the stone city, which is a World Heritage Site. You'll also see many of the sites used in Mel Gibson's movie "The Passion of the Christ." See Sassi di Matera and all Matera has to offer by arranging your trip with our Matera sightseeing planner.
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  • An enchantment: opening ceremony I visited matera European capital of culture 2019 and have attended various shows. Wonderful lighting the candles in the sasso barisano, exciting the launch of the balloon. Also, I had the opportunity to visit the Nativity scene, a breathtaking spectacle. I will be back! Well worth a visit!
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  • I discover the Sassi di Matera unexpectedly beautiful especially at night with all the lights on. The hospitable and gracious people of Lucania. Place to visit
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  • I like the statement about this fabulous town:‘it is not a place to visit, but to understand‘. Stroll through the tiny streets in the evening hours and breath the past. Tourist office is Open until very Late (luckily) and is very helpful.
  • I have never seen such a place that captures the past and the present in the same moment ! How this place is not a national treasure is beyond my understanding. Sassi di Matera is worth the drive from anywhere in southern Italy. Absolutely breathtaking !!!
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