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The views of Matera and the Sassi are stunning from this point in the 'Murgia' opposite Matera and looking down on the canyon. It is also the site of 'The Crucifixion' scene in Mel Gibson's' film 'The Passion.'
There are churches built into the rock...More
What a magnificent view of the old part of Matera with the cave dwellings some interesting walks if you have a couple of hours . better to go early before the heat of the day .The colours on the old buildings and caves are wonderful
Me, my husband, and my mom had an amazing time exploring the paths and caves along the cliffs. There was a beautiful view of the sassi across the valley, and plenty of caves to explore that were not roped off. I would highly recommend this...More
Don't miss driving a few kilometers to visit this park with outstanding views of Matera from across the canyon. There are several viewpoints to take great pictures. I took some panorama shots that captured the beauty of the city from afar.
There is no sense trying to describe this park with so much literature already out there. It is a UNESCO site and it is extremely interesting to visit. I will say, walking is treacherous, bring water and rain protection as storms pop up seemingly out...More
I got the special bus which is located right by the train station in Matera - the special bus goes every half hour and costs 1.50 Euros each way so 3 Euros return. The journey takes about 15 mins on the bus and it’s quite...More
We eventually hired a guide for 100 euro to spend two hours, but his narrative was terrific, and he gave us access to three locked stone churches that have fantastic frescoes. He pointed out a bus to us as we were leaving... More
We eventually hired a guide for 100 euro to spend two hours, but his narrative was terrific, and he gave us access to three locked stone churches that have fantastic frescoes. He pointed out a bus to us as we were leaving the park- "That's the public bus you could have taken." It's possible he was not right about that- there was nothing we could do to find it.