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Parco della Murgia Materana

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Via Sette Dolori 10, 75100, Matera, Italy
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Reviewed 11 July 2018

If you find your way into this park it gives you an excellent view of the ruins and cave houses of Matera.

1  Thank nickyportugal
Reviewed 8 July 2018

It is a very interesting area to visit . We went through sassi to the park and bavk to the town. Remember to put enough time if you do not have a car to find taxis.

2  Thank Zara I
Reviewed 29 June 2018

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

1  Thank Stephen51
Reviewed 23 June 2018

The old town of Matera is very beautiful from the hill just opposite the town. A good place to take photos.

Reviewed 18 June 2018

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

1  Thank craigluscar
Reviewed 7 June 2018

Easy to get to but go early in the morning or late afternoon. Otherwise, it is really hot. Great panoramic view of Matera and surrounding area.

Thank Pardo M
Reviewed 30 May 2018

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

1  Thank Danica L
Reviewed 27 May 2018

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.

Thank lud2006
Reviewed 20 May 2018

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

Thank HvPssptWilTrvl
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

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

5  Thank daymoLiverpool
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daymoLiverpool, Thanks so much for this post! We are in Matera without a car, and want to do some walking in the Parco della Murgia Materana, but are frustrated because the path to the bridge is closed. There are dozens of "tourist information" places in town who would like to sell us a (quite expensive) tour there, many of which only spend 30 minutes in the park. We just want a ride over there, walk around, and a ride back! No "tourist information" place here has told us of this bus you mention. If we go to Matera Centrale train station, can we find this bus? Can you tell me any more about what the bus is called, and when the last ride back to Matera Sassi Barisano might be? If it had not been for your post, we would have missed one of the main things we have come to Matera for! Thanks again.
22 May 2018|
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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
Martine D
9 January 2018|
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Response from Pietro D | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it's possible. No fare, but without guide you can't visit the "chiese rupestri" (stone church)
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