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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. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Matera holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Parco delle Chiese Rupestri di Matera and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • An oppotunity to see the church as well as a different view of the sassi. It is free so no reason to bypass it!  more »
  • after visitin Matera the old city, the old churhes can be visited; everything is in caverns, where people lived from Paleolitics till years 50 of the 20th century... no wonder the city of Matera will ...  more »
  • Very interesting and beautiful ! You need to go with a tour guide. Oh will have great views of the Sassi. Our tour, in July, started at 18.00 and ended after the sun set around 20.30! Great!!!  more »