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The Most Interesting Historical Places in Matera

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Historical Places in Matera

Historic Walking Area
Sassi di Matera , Matera
Witness some of the first human settlements known in Italy at Sassi di Matera. Making up the ancient village of Matera, the series of prehist
Tours from $10
Castello Aragonese , Taranto
The castle Castello Aragonese dominates the center of the craggy island of Ischia. Walk through a tunnel or take an elevator to the entrance.
Tours from $22
Castel del Monte , Andria
Protected as a World Heritage site, the image of Castel del Monte appears on the Italian version of the one-cent euro coin. When the castle w
Tours from $22
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Duration: 210 to 240 minutes
Discover with the Gran tour of the Sassi lasting 3h and 30 'the city of Matera in an articulated route through the city of the Piano with its Baroque-style churches, the Civita district where the Apulian Romanesque-style cathedral stands out, and the two famous ones Sassi, Barisano and Caveoso districts, defined by their beauty and history as a true cultural landscape.
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Visit the ninth-century frescoes of the artist known as the “Painter of Flowers of Matera” at Cripta del Peccato Originale. Lying among south
Tours from $39
Historic Walking Area
Sasso Barisano , Matera
Tours from $27

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Where to stay in Matera

Instead of booking your rooms at a conventional hotel in Matera, consider staying at one of the city's cave hotels. The rock settlements in this area are part of a World Heritage Site, and several local hotels offer lodgings at cave dwellings dug into the limestone rocks, complete with private bathrooms, satellite TV, air conditioning, and mini-bars. Alternatively, you can also stay at a small B&Bs or private inn in the old town, where you can explore most of Matera's main attractions on foot.
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