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About this trip

 Recommended date range: 1st October - 30th November 

Matera: The City of Caves
Approx:
£279
Per Night
What you'll do
  • Day 1- Visit Museo Laboratorio

    At the bottom of Sasso Barisano (close to Via Fiorentini), you'll find the Museo Laboratorio della Civiltà Contadina (Museum-workshop of the Peasant Culture), an ethno-anthropological museum. Get an idea of how local artisans and peasants used to live, through the museum's replica of a typical cave home and workshop. ... Show more

  • Day 2- Visit Musma & Casa Noha

    Next to the Cathedral stands MUSMA (Museum of Contemporary Sculpture), a stunning museum located inside the 17th-century Palace Pomarici. It's internationally recognized for its unique cave exhibition spaces and is the most important museum entirely dedicated to sculpture in Italy. Raved as the #1 thing to do in Matera is to visit Casa Noha. It tells the astonishing and often painful story of Matera. We sadly missed it as it was closed on Mondays. Entry is GBP 4.28 per person. ... Show more

  • Day 3- Get Lost in Sasso Barisano

    The old part of Matera is known as Sassi di Matera (Sassi literally means “the stones"), made up of two districts: Sasso Barisano and Sasso Caveoso. They compose of cave dwellings carved out from the rocky slopes of the La Gravina ravine. Most caves in Sasso Barisano have been restored and you'll find more cave hotels, shops, and museums here. The best way to explore Sasso Barisano is to ditch your GPS and just get lost! ... Show more

Where you’ll stay
Day 1
Aquatio Cave Luxury Hotel & SPA

Aquatio Cave Luxury Hotel & SPA is situated inside the Matera Sassi UNESCO World Heritage site. Featuring an on-site restaurant and free WiFi, the hotel is located 400 m from MUSMA Museum.

Day 2
Aquatio Cave Luxury Hotel & SPA

Aquatio Cave Luxury Hotel & SPA is situated inside the Matera Sassi UNESCO World Heritage site. Featuring an on-site restaurant and free WiFi, the hotel is located 400 m from MUSMA Museum.

Day 3
Aquatio Cave Luxury Hotel & SPA

Aquatio Cave Luxury Hotel & SPA is situated inside the Matera Sassi UNESCO World Heritage site. Featuring an on-site restaurant and free WiFi, the hotel is located 400 m from MUSMA Museum.

Sightseeing & Activities
Day 1
See Matera in Miniature

Via Fiorentini, 82 Matera 75100

Another interesting spot to visit is Sassi in Miniatura, a workshop and museum (free entry) with impressive limestone miniature models of the old town.

 14:00
Day 2
Explore Sasso Caveoso

75100 Matera, Province of Matera, Italy

Discover the historic area of Sasso Caveoso—cafes, a cathedral, and top sights like Sassi and the Park of the Rupestrian Churches.

 13:00
Day 3
Explore the Palombaro Lungo Cistern

Piazza Vittorio Veneto, 34, 75100 Matera MT, Italy

Palombaro Lungo is an underground cistern with impressively tall columns and arches. This was the largest water reservoir of Matera.

 11:00

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