Witness some of the first human settlements known in Italy at Sassi di Matera. Making up the ancient village of Matera, the series of prehistoric, cavern-carved stone structures seem similar to Jerusalem or Cappadocia. Take a tour of an ancient cave house, or visit one of the town's seven Benedictine settlements. The 16th-century Rocky Church of the Holy Spirit sits atop the highest point in the town. You can walk the limestone cliffs surrounding the village for a view of the stone city, which is a World Heritage Site. You'll also see many of the sites used in Mel Gibson's movie "The Passion of the Christ." See Sassi di Matera and all Matera has to offer by arranging your trip with our Matera sightseeing planner.
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Great place to visit. Loved the area. Exotic. Straight out of a history book. It’s a must see if your in the south of Italy. Stay in a cave hotel you will love it! more »
By day or by night, the Sassi di Matera is a unique area to discover - roam around, get lost in the charming little streets, passages and staircases! more »
This was an amazing place to visit. It’s important to make sure you understand the history of the place and take at least one tour. It changed everything about how I viewed the caves. Highly recommend.
Incredible place rich in history. Nice quiet place to visit and a great place to walk around. Was in the cafe next to the cathedral and it had really delicious cookies.
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