The visit of the “City of Stones”, named World Heritage Site by UNESCO, is a unique experience that attracts travelers from all over the world, as well as famous directors who have chosen it for their settings. With its rock settlements ranging from the Paleolithic to the Byzantine period, then the Renaissance, Baroque and the last eight centuries to the present day, in a continuum of houses carved into the stone, Matera represents a page in history about the construction of human homes, as well as an example of sustainability. Set and modeled between two natural amphitheaters, the Sasso Caveoso and the Sasso Barisano, the city gives the viewer a landscape of unparalleled originality and breathtaking views. The guided tour is absolutely recommended: the local guides of our community will take you on a journey back in time, revealing the history and secrets of this unique pearl. You will enjoy an atmosphere of authentic poetry, suspended and eternal, in complete harmony, which testifies to man’s ability to adapt to and fully enjoy nature.
About the tour
The visit of Matera by foot to discover this enchanting gem is recommended for those who love calm and prefer to appreciate all the details invisible to a quick eye. All PlacenPeople organizers who will accompany you on cultural tours are licensed professional tour guides.
You will meet with the guide at the agreed point and time, and the tour will start. If you (or your group) are the only participants, you can propose the guide a particular point and time.
Costs (and inclusions)
The participation fee for a cultural (walking) tour is € 35 per person and includes the activity of the tour guide, while it doesn’t include meals or anything else.
Some community organizers may indicate slightly different prices depending on the services offered.
Duration and Period
The guided tours of Matera have a duration of about 2-3 hours, and almost all the organizers leave freedom of choice on the departure time. Available all year round.
Tours generally start with groups of 2 to 25 participants, but many organizers are flexible and also start with one person, or with groups larger than 25. On tours where you visit only one city, you meet directly on site: the organizer will indicate the meeting point immediately after booking, often agreeing this point with the guest.
Alternatively, if you choose a two-stage day tour (check tours of 2 locations) our organizers are available to offer a ride by car (in the case of a few people – free of charge ) or to organize transport by bus or minibus (in case of groups).
How to book
📩- PlacenPeople will send your request to the Organizer and reply with his confirmation
💳- You will pay a deposit with PayPal or card. Activities in PlacenPeople are sold directly by the Organizers.
👍- You and the Organizer will talk by phone and meet on the day of the activity. You will complete the payment directly to him/her.
Acivity code: TOUR0017