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According to the World Heritage site, "Matera's Sassi are the best surviving and most complete examples of rock-cut settlement in the Mediterranean region. They have been developed in close harmony with the natural environments."
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There can be no reason not to visit this park. We had a rental car but the site can be accessed by tour bus / van, taxi, Uber, etc. This is an "A No. One" attraction and rightly so. Difficult walking
even in the best...More
Great park and fun small hiking trails. Would not recommend for people who can't climb up a latter, there isn't a latter but some steep steps that are like a latter. You get some great views of the city. Explore the caves as well, most...More
From Matera we drove around to the other side of the ravine and the Parco Archeologico Storico Naturale della Murgia e delle Chiese Rupestri del Materano (Murgia & Matera rock churches natural history & archaeological park), where there are over 150 churches carved into the...More
after visitin Matera the old city, the old churhes can be visited; everything is in caverns, where people lived from Paleolitics till years 50 of the 20th century... no wonder the city of Matera will be the European capital of culture in 2019!
My girlfriend and I visited Matera in July. We planned our trip to include the Sassi di Matera and the Rupestrian Churches. Due to the caves this area is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in Europe. The churches were amazing. We did a...More
Awesome site. Ancient caves occupied by neolithic and later other cave dwellers. You can walk down to some of the caves using paths taking you deeper into the cave structures. Just a short drive from the centre of Matera. Definitely worth seeing.
Incredible view of Matera, lovely nature. The churches are only visitable by 2 hour-long guided tour, (which on a July day was scheduled for 6 PM) - so, if you want to take the tour, will probably have to stay the night in the vicinity....More