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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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  • It is a unique place in the world, there are dozens and dozens of churches to visit, beautiful and typical of our area
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  • Very interesting and impressive experience. We went with a tour group. The guide prepared. We visited three churches. Definitely worth it. I recommend this tour.
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  • It takes a vehicle to do go across the ravine, but for a few months, it is also possible to visit many churches rupesti and caves, passing a bridge over stream flowing under the city of the Sassi. A real adventure that involves a lot of physical effort, the need to bring water and food (biscuits or rolls etc.), as well as candy in summer for risk of pressure surge in the Sun. Recommended for those who love exploring and adventure!
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