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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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  • Settled from the 7th to the 13th century in natural caves or excavated in the Tuff. Among the Rock-Hewn Churches, Santa Maria della Colomba called la Palomba, s. Maria of the three doors, s. Maria della Valle said the Money of 1300. Leaving the city we reach the Church of s. Pietro in Principibus and Belvedere Helm from which you can admire the whole Matera, the stones, the Cathedral and in the background the Castle Tramontano.
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  • All beautiful, interesting, to visit at least once in your life! Spectacular frescoes asciano breathless!
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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!