3 days in Matera Itinerary
— 2 nights
Thu, May 2 - Sat, May 4
Matera — 2 nights
Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.Your inner history buff will appreciate Sassi di Matera and Trullo Sovrano. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Centro Storico Locorotondo and Cripta del Peccato Originale. Step out of Matera to go to Taranto and see Jonian Dolphin Conservation, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Santa Maria de Idris, don't miss a visit to Palombaro Lungo, stroll around Parco della Murgia Materana, and examine the collection at MUSMA Museum of Contemporary Sculpture.
To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Matera road trip planner.
If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major aiports are Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport, Brindisi Airport and Naples International Airport. In May, daytime highs in Matera are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
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