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Parco della Murgia Materana

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Rounded off my trip to Matera

Views of Matera from the other side of the gorge. Not very well sign posted but once you are there... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2018
Inverness, United Kingdom
A good walk on a very warm afternoon

It was interesting visiting the chapels with their frescos in the park and visiting the sights were... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2018
Island of Malta, Malta
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Reviewed 31 October 2018

Views of Matera from the other side of the gorge. Not very well sign posted but once you are there - free parking, freedom to wander, many caves and rock churches to see, the ubiquitous lizards (!!) and fantastic views. So much history and heritage....More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank bazB
Reviewed 24 October 2018

It was interesting visiting the chapels with their frescos in the park and visiting the sights were feature films were shot.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 24 October 2018

From the Parco della Murgia Materana we have an unique view from old Matera. Impressive location with more than 50 century history. Matera is one of the three oldest cities in the world that always have been habitated in the last 5000 years.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rui S
Reviewed 19 October 2018

Take a walk you will be amazed the smell, the history, lots to see and enjoy a must walk through the caves too.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 10 October 2018

It's worth the trek out of town to see the Sassi from across the ravine. We rented a small car for 1.5 hours which is plenty unless you want to do some hiking.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 6 October 2018

you do not have to walk around here but if possible do it. there is an amazing view across to Matera. we spent about 4 hours walking around. we tried following a map of the cave churches to visit. found a few. had to return...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

We took the tour bus (15E each) well worth the price. Stops for 20 minutes (not quite long enough) excellent vantage point.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Galaxy T
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

If you’ve got a car, drive to the viewpoint across the gorge from Matera for sunset. We got there in the nick of time and it was magical.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Heather C
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Don't leave Matera without stopping by this park to get a great view back to the Sassi de Matera. It's magnificent! We only stopped for a short while to take photos and enjoy the vista, but it might have been nice to take a longer...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Quanster
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.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank nickyportugal
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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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Response from JanexLamar |
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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