Guided Walking Tour in Matera
Explore the enchanting city of Matera on a 3-hour walking tour that unveils its timeless beauty. Begin at Martulli Viaggi, where the spirit of exploration ignites. Journey to the Chiesa del Purgatorio to discover its spiritual significance, then marvel at the architectural masterpiece of the Cattedrale di Matera. Finally, immerse yourself in the Sassi di Matera, traversing ancient alleys and cave dwellings that whisper tales of generations past. Matera’s captivating history and culture unfold with every step, promising memories that will linger long after the tour concludes.
Price / 29 USD
You can pay online
English & Italian
10:30 / 18:00 hrs
Included / excluded
Local tour guide
3-hour guided walking tour
Food and drinks
Explore Matera, Italy, where history, culture, and stunning architecture intertwine to create a truly unforgettable experience. Your journey begins at the meeting point of Martulli Viaggi, where you’ll embark on a 3-hour walking tour that will take you through some of Matera’s most iconic landmarks. Lace up your walking shoes and let’s delve into the unique charm of this ancient city.
Our adventure commences at Martulli Viaggi, a hub of travel and exploration. As you set foot here, imagine the footsteps of travelers who have embarked on countless journeys throughout history. Feel the anticipation and excitement that comes with setting out to discover new horizons.
From Martulli Viaggi, we’ll make our way to the Chiesa del Purgatorio, a hidden gem that holds secrets of Matera’s spiritual past. As you step into this humble church, admire the intricate Baroque architecture and the sense of tranquility it offers. Learn about the role of religion in shaping the city’s identity and the significance of the purgatorial theme depicted in the art within.
Our next stop takes us to the awe-inspiring Cattedrale di Matera, a testament to the city’s rich religious history and architectural prowess. Marvel at the harmonious blend of Romanesque and Apulian Gothic styles as you explore the grandeur of this cathedral. Admire the ornate facade, the rose window, and the majestic bell tower that reach toward the heavens.
Our journey culminates in the heart of Matera – the Sassi district. Prepare to be transported back in time as you wander through the labyrinthine alleys and cave dwellings that have stood the test of centuries. Gain insight into the daily lives of Matera’s inhabitants, who carved their homes into the soft tufa rock. Admire the resilience of the human spirit as you explore the unique architecture that has earned Matera its UNESCO World Heritage status.
As the sun bathes the Sassi in a warm glow, take a moment to soak in the beauty and history that surrounds you. Reflect on the layers of culture that have shaped Matera into the enchanting city it is today. Your 3-hour walking tour concludes here, but the memories and stories of Matera will stay with you forever.
Remember, Matera is a city that whispers its tales to those who take the time to listen. So, step off the beaten path, immerse yourself in its magic, and let its ancient stones reveal their secrets as you explore this mesmerizing destination.
Meet your guide at Via Alessandro Volta, 3 on the Corner Via Ridola – Church of Purgatory
This tour will take place rain or shine.