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Matera Walking Tour
Activities in Matera

Matera Walking Tour

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3 reviews | 15 travellers
We had Lucas as our guide and he was perfect. Good historical-artistic explanations told in a simple and entertaining way, with sympathy and a lot of patience.
10 Cristina Marti
Free cancellation up to 3 days before
US$ 29.40
Free cancellation up to 3 days before
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Fall in love with the stunning centre of Matera - a picturesque city in Basilicata known for its famous churches and rock-cut houses known as Sassi!

Matera Walking Tour

The tour meets at 10 am in the quaint, central, Piazza Vittorio Veneto, where we'll begin our walking tour of the main points in this beautiful city: 2019's European Capital of Culture.

The first stop on the tour will be the Piazza dei Sedile, home to the majestic palace that, for various reasons your expert guide will reveal on the day, has become a symbol of the cultural life of Matera. Then we'll continue to discover the city, heading to the Via Duomo, where we'll find two of the ancient points of entry to the city: the Porta di Juso and the Porta di Suso.

The next stop takes place in front of one of the star attractions in the city: the Matera cathedral. Its architectural style, known as Romanesque, is present throughout, and you'll learn to distinguish its various characteristics. And just around the corner you can find the Casa Grotta de Matera: one of the city's traditional houses, where you can find out about day to day life in these "Sassi" cut into the rock and protected as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

And the Sassi influence extends to the places of worship constructed using this technique - among which the Church of Santa Maria de Idris. Inside you'll find a stunning example of this technique, before we'll finish the tour at 12:30.

Private Tour

If you would prefer to discover the city with an exclusive group just for you and your partner, family, or friends, you can simply reserve the private tour of Matera.

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Adults Children under 18
English Language Tour
US$ 29.40

English Language Tour

  • Adults

    US$ 29.40
  • Children under 18


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Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.

The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.

The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.

The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.

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2 hours 30 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks en english.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks en english.


English speaking guide, specialised in the history of Matera

Not included

Entry to the Casa Grotta (3 EUR per person).

Entry to the Church of Santa Maria de Idris (3 EUR per person).

When to book?

You can book up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.


All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

No printing of documentation required.

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Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 4 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

US$ 29.40
Free cancellation up to 3 days before

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 3 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Piazza Vittorio Veneto.