Matera day tour from Ostuni
Excursions & day trips

Matera day tour from Ostuni

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German , Russian
Availability: Mondays to Fridays
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 9 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Explore the UNESCO site of Matera
  • Get insights from your expert local guide
  • Enjoy the comfort of private transport
What to expect

Few people know that Matera is the third oldest city in the world. Houses carved in stone, narrow streets that climb up the hill, a Paleolithic scenario: that’s why Matera has been chosen as a film set for many movies, including the famous "Passion of Christ".

By the '50s, over half of Matera’s population lived in the sassi, a typical cave sheltering an average of six people; in the late 1950s, about 15,000 inhabitants were forcibly relocated to new government housing schemes. In 1993, the sassi were declared a Unesco World Heritage Site; ironically, the town’s history of outrageous misery has transformed it into Basilicata’s leading tourist attraction.

Haunting and beautiful, the sassi sprawl below the rim of a yawning ravine like a giant nativity scene. The old town is simply unique and warrants at least a day of exploration and aimless wandering. Although many buildings are crumbling and abandoned, others have been restored and transformed into cozy abodes, restaurants and swish cave-hotels. On the cliff top, the new town is a lively place, with its elegant churches, palazzi and especially the pedestrianised Piazza Vittorio Veneto.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • What's included
    • Private transport, fully equipped for your complete comfort and safety
    • Expert tour escort(s) and drivers
    • Pick-up and drop-off
    • Coffee break
    What's not included
    • Lunch
    • Wine tasting
    Where
    Meeting point:

    Pick-up from your accommodation in Ostuni (please provide your Hotel name and address during the booking process).

    When
    • Mondays to Fridays at 9.30am
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    Provider
    Green Italy Tours
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 10 days before the activity begins. If you cancel up to 4 days before, you can still receive a 50% refund.

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