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It can & sometimes get very congested, timed visits to this fascinating part of Matera would be an... read more

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The Grottas are similiar so just see one is my advice...take in the beauty of Matera thats my... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2018
Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It can & sometimes get very congested, timed visits to this fascinating part of Matera would be an advantage, quite a lot of walking to get to it.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 19 October 2018

The Grottas are similiar so just see one is my advice...take in the beauty of Matera thats my advice.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AntonellaTitti
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Really it gives you the chills, if you consider our current lifestyle. A whole family in such a small place with no windows and the smell of mold, along with the animals. And people were quite happy, because they didn't want to leave their homes,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ioanna L
Reviewed 27 September 2018

This is a very basic tour of sorts. You are able to tour a home that has been furnished like an old Sassi home. The ingenuity and the tenacity of these people will astound you. The home itself is very interesting and the information provided...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 25 September 2018

This visit gives travelers an excellent insight into how people lived in the sasso for years. Great twist on a one-room home, complete with livestock! History and furnishings are authentic and a lot of interesting aspects of life as it was.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 10 September 2018

Lots of steps but worth a visit. They played a short audio in English for our group which was helpful.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tangoj63
Reviewed 17 August 2018

This small museum was good in terms of seeing how people used to live in the caves. The actual audio was in Italian but we received English descriptions on paper. I enjoyed the story about snow cisterns.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JanaZC
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

It costs €4 to enter this cave dwelling but this includes two other areas and is worth the money. There is an audio commentary about the cave but it was in Italian. However they give you an English leaflet which was very informative as it...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 15 July 2018

The cave homes carved from the cliff are everywhere, and many are occupied or contain bars or restaurants, souvenir shops, etc. This one is set up like an actual dwelling which is what it was until a few years ago. a recording in several languages...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Ron W
Reviewed 18 June 2018

The site is simply amazing and so full of relics and fixtures of days gone by. We entered the site as a group and were greeted by a pre recorded message in Italian for about 5-6 minutes. No introduction, no explanation of what the recording...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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4 November 2015|
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Response from David M | Reviewed this property |
Their website says they are open from 9.30 am "til night". According to another website, night currently falls at 16.55. So although it isn't clear, I wouldn't think it would be open after 17.00. You would have to contact... More
4 November 2015|
Response from WardenRon | Reviewed this property |
Their website says that they are open "until night". Sunset in Bari is currently at about 4.45 p.m, so probably best to assume that it will close about 4.30