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Palombaro Lungo, Matera

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  • Matera is a world heritage site for the way its inhabitants throughout history have been able to adapt to the harshness of the environment. In particular the lack of water: struggling in the recovery of rainwater. The cistern called Palombaro is huge and for years has supplied the city with water. Remains an extraordinary work from the point of view of engineering and hydraulics.
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  • The diver Along is a special attraction in the heart center of Matera. With €3 (donated then to charity) you can visit a big cistern, long and deep, which was used in more or less ancient times to lead the water to be used for drinking and washing! Certainly a unique facility of its kind in Italy for sheer size and use. Suggestive thinking it's been dug force definitely help than that of picks. Recommended.
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  • Visit definitely striking the huge cistern with a guide that explains the history and operation. It lasts about half an hour. It's certainly worth it, given the particularity of the place.
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  • On the surface are only barred doors, we did not know what to expect. Huge underground cisterns are great work of our ancestors. Very cheap price - just € 3. The guided tour takes about 20 minutes and is definitely worth it. If you go to Matera, be sure to visit.
  • Interesting but dhort visit. Only during week ends and at fixed hours.
  • Interesting structure but not much to see at the end
  • Interesting and worth the tour to listen to the history. Not a great deal to see.
  • very nice

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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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