Parco delle Chiese Rupestri di Matera, Matera

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Explore the cave dwellings and stone-carved churches of Parco delle Chiese Rupestri di Matera. Hike from Matera up to the sassi cave-dwellings, and farther up to the rupestrian churches for wonderful views of the area. Inside the caves, appreciate the frescoes and the restoration work inside the linked churches, once used to store wine and now maintained by the government. Wander the steps, passageways, and streets among the sassi caves, where people lived for thousands of years until government policies moved them out a mere 40 years ago. Arrange to visit Parco delle Chiese Rupestri di Matera and other attractions in Matera using our Matera tour planner.
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  • I recommend to stay before or after going to Matera, is really a little detour. See Matera from afar deserves and seems to observe a living Nativity. In the evening must be spectacular but maybe a bit dangerous. The Rock-Hewn Churches are fascinating to visit.
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  • Very interesting visit, explained in great detail and with great simplicity but addictive. Without this guided tour of the rock churches it was impossible to truly understand the story of Sassi di Matera. Besides admiring the stones on the side of the rock churches is fabulous. Deserves. Three hour visit very nice.
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  • From Matera we drove around to the other side of the ravine and the Parco Archeologico Storico Naturale della Murgia e delle Chiese Rupestri del Materano (Murgia & Matera rock churches natural history...  more »
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