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Sassi di Matera, Matera

Categories: Caves, Historic Sites, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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4.8/5 based on 7,500+ reviews on the web
Witness some of the first human settlements known in Italy at Sassi di Matera. Making up the ancient village of Matera, the series of prehistoric, cavern-carved stone structures seem similar to Jerusalem or Cappadocia. Take a tour of an ancient cave house, or visit one of the town's seven Benedictine settlements. The 16th-century Rocky Church of the Holy Spirit sits atop the highest point in the town. You can walk the limestone cliffs surrounding the village for a view of the stone city, which is a World Heritage Site. You'll also see many of the sites used in Mel Gibson's movie "The Passion of the Christ." For travelers who use our international travel planner, Matera holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Sassi di Matera and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • impressive höhlen-and cliff dwellings. as always - you can forget the neustadt. but the old town is an archtektonisches highlight. You must hide the then social conditions and poor sanitary conditions until 1960. but where is not ultimately the case.
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  • Seems to live in a crib. Would recommend taking the tour with driving, I understand much more about the history of Matera! Don feel like walking and comfortable shoes. Lovely resort.
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  • Visiting the Sassi is an amazing experience for anyone interested in geology and people. The history is intriguing especially given it is pretty recent regarding the people who lived in the caves. We ...  read more »
  • This is the most outstanding, intact example of a troglodyte settlement in the Mediterranean region, perfectly adapted to its terrain and ecosystem. The first inhabited zone dates from the Palaeolithic, while later settlements illustrate a number of significant stages in human history. Matera is in the southern region of Basilicata
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  • An incredible, charming, UNESCO-listed gem to visit - should be high on your bucket list. Lose yourself in the maze of carved stone houses clinging to each other, gawk at the spectacular Romanesque cathedral on top and the canyon-like valley next to the town. An unforgettable experience.
  • I was moved my mind by this view. The Sassi was the place of monk praying. The severe situation of cave was fascinated by many world people. What I could see was the kindness of the God. If you want in severe situation, God would give you kindness. I would never forget that I stayed here, and I could touch the cheek of God.
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