Giorni di effettuazione: Lunedi, Martedi, Mercoledi, Giovedi, Venerdi, Sabato, Domenica
Let me accompany you on a trip to the beautiful cities of Southern Italy. Visit Matera and its beautiful stone houses + trulli of Alberobello, The tour can be customized: "MATERA (2 hours STOP) + ALBEROBELLO (2 hours stop)" This is a one-day tour with return in the evening.
Capital of Basilicata Matera, also known as the "city of stones", is a unique place in the world, not by chance was elected European Capital of Culture 2019. It 'one of those places that leaves the traveler a feeling of melancholy melancholy; a country rich in history, culture, suggestions, where the past relives in every glimpse and way. The accommodation facilities, the good food, the friendliness of the locals make it an ideal destination not only for a weekend but also for longer stays; Matera is in fact an excellent base for exploring the surrounding areas and going as far as Puglia: Alberobello, Ostuni, the Castellana Caves are easily reachable from here. Let's explore together a city that every day seduces tourists from all over the world.Cross the modern Matera, to tell the truth quite anonymous, and after a stretch of steep downhill curves you will see the exciting spectacle of the famous Sassi. But what are they really? These are the tuff rocks that make up the urban center; the caves, made from the rock, were the homes of the peasants until not long ago. The people who lived in cave-houses, in poor sanitary conditions, were the symbol of Southern Italy's backwardness. De Gasperi, during a rally in Matera, called these homes "the shame of Italy" and he himself signed a special law for its displacement that occurred in 1952 with the construction of new residential neighborhoods. After 30 years of abandonment, a law financed the recovery of the old Matera districts that have now become museums, restaurants, bed and breakfasts.The city can easily be discovered on foot, by yourself or by choosing to rely on one of the well-prepared guides; you will find group tours, individual and, for those who do not want to walk, bee tours. Go to the discovery of Sasso Caveoso and Sasso Barisano (divided by the Duomo) a maze of narrow streets and stairways, caves and rock churches.The streets of the stones are scattered with shops of artists and artisans, restaurants and typical places, which find space inside the famous caves. There is also a more modern part of Matera, crossed by a graceful corset and full of life, especially in the evening. In Piazza Pascoli, where there is the Palazzo Lanfranchi, there is one of the many viewpoints on the stones. Stop there and think about what life was like for the Materans a few decades ago. The Cave House, which can be visited at the modest price of two euros, will help you to get an idea; crazy to think that in a so small environment there were eleven people living. Also worthy of note is the Musma, an interesting museum excavated in the rock and entirely dedicated to sculpture and three-dimensional art.But you can not go to Matera without visiting the Rupestrian Churches, two kilometers from the center. Wear comfortable shoes, a hat and water: the journey to get there is a bit tiring. Since many churches are closed, you should contact an authorized guide. They will accompany you through the simplest paths and will illustrate the stories and curiosities of each of them on a wonderful journey back in time; let's not forget that Matera, together with Pedra and Jerusalem, is one of the oldest cities in the world. But the city of stones still continues to amaze; dates back to 1991 the discovery of a huge tank used for the collection and distribution of water in homes. For those times, an incredible work of hydraulic engineering that solved the problem of drought.Only after visiting Matera, among other sets of many film films (some scenes of "The Passion" by Mel Gibson were filmed here) can you understand the words with which the writer Carlo Levi spoke "... anyone who sees Matera can not that being struck so much is expressive and touching for its sorrowful beauty
- You will receive a confirmation when booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Accessible to strollers
- Baby seats available
- Participation allowed to most travelers
- Baggage allowance is usually based on the number of bags you have with you. So each person is allowed 1 big bag, if you are 7/8 pers. And you carry more bags, you need to notify us.
- Private tours / activities. Only your group will participate.
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