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Experience the Sassi of Matera

Rated 4.50 out of 5 from 4 reviews.Matera, Italy

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Experience hosted by Riccardo

2 hours
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Spanish, Italian

What you'll do

We will visit the Sassi of Matera through stories, legends, old habits, cave dwellings. A resume of this 10.000 years old beautiful city which is considered the oldest city of Europe and the second oldest city in the world. You will jump into the past so that you will also discover and experience the old works of humble and resilient inhabitants during last centuries. Then if you'll want to go on you will enjoy the mysterious charm of the rupestrian complex.

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Meet your host, Riccardo

Host on Airbnb since 2012
  • 4 Reviews
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I've got a tour guide and tour escort license in Italy. I graduated in Italy in translation and interpreting, I worked for a period in the tourist office of Bari, I won 2 european grants in Spain then I moved to Madrid to study a Master in teaching a foreign language, I've also lived one school year in Greece thanks to another european grant, after that I worked in the tourist information offices of Madrid. I teach italian as foreign language, spanish and english, I've translated some books for an american company, I love mediterranean culture and I like sharing my passion for history and culture.
I've got a tour guide and tour escort license in Italy. I graduated in Italy in translation and interpreting, I worked for a period in the tourist office of Bari, I won 2 european grants in Spain then I moved to Madrid to study a Master in teaching a foreign language, I've also lived one school year in Greece thanks to another european grant, after that I worked in the tourist information offices of Madrid. I teach italian as foreign language, spanish and english, I've translated some books for…
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Where you'll be

Via Riscatto with a curious story and the Cathedral which is in the area of "Civita", it is the highest place of the old town. Then we will go down to the "Sasso Barisano" and we will visit the museum of old works. After that if you are not tired we will go to a rupestrian complex.

Rated 4.50 out of 5 from 4 reviews.

Rebecca
August 2020
We were super late to the experience which was completely my fault but Riccardo still allowed us to join which was really sweet and we felt we got so much out of it!! Was really interesting and although we had already spent almost 2 days in Matera we felt we learnt so much from his tour. It was also a huge bonus that we were just a small group. There are usually big herds of tourists groups which I personally didn’t like or want to be a part of! So this was perfect for us. Riccardo also added a personal touch to this experience which made it quite funny!
We were super late to the experience which was completely my fault but Riccardo still allowed us to join which was really sweet and we felt we got so much out of it!! Was really in…
Inna
August 2020
Riccardo is a great tour guide, really knowledgeable, wanting to share everything he knows, and he knows a lot. He is also flexible to accommodate needs and changes in the agenda. Highly recommend!
Alessandra
August 2020
Visitare Matera è un’esperienza bellissima. La visita purtroppo non ci ha particolarmente soddisfatto né come organizzazione né come informazioni ricevute ma chissà, una giornata storta può capitare...
Camille
November 2019
We had a great time with Riccardo! He was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot! Matera is truly a magical place and it was an interesting experience that was made even better by Riccardo’s insight!

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 14 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

More tips

Consider that you will walk up and downs stairs. The ticket entry to the museum (3 €) and to the rupestrian complex (7€) are not included.