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Sassi & Cisterns: a tour back in time

culture walk

Sassi & Cisterns: a tour back in time

26 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Tickets
Hosted in
English, Italian
culture walk

Sassi & Cisterns: a tour back in time

culture walk

Sassi & Cisterns: a tour back in time

26 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Tickets
Hosted in
English, Italian

What you'll do

Welcome to Matera! Are you ready for an unforgettable journey back in time? It will be a pleasure for me to plunge you into the beauty of an ancient city telling you its history, architecture and secrets. We’ll start from Piazza Vittorio Veneto where you’ll get an introduction about how the Sassi were born. We’ll walk through the typical tiny streets showing you the places where Pier Paolo Pasolini and Mel Gibson shot their movies. You’ll experience the sensation of walking in the ancient Jerusalem! And finally, you’ll discover the reason why Matera was included into the list of Unesco World Heritage sites: the brilliant and surprising way local people solved the problem of the lack of water. How? Well, we’ll visit together a big underground water cistern of the past. It's a private place which was ristored in 2005 in order to let visitors understand how the ancient system of rain water collection worked. If you don't want to lose yourself in the labyrinth of the Sassi, follow me and don’t miss this exciting walk!

Your host

Learn more about Maria Teresa

Maria Teresa

Hello! My name is Maria Teresa and I’m a professional licensed tour guide in Matera. The great love I have for my town is the reason why I do this job with enthusiasm and passion, trying to transfer this love to everyone is visiting Matera. Mariangela is my collegue. After University she came back to Matera where she started to get passionate about the incredible history of this town, so we share the same enthusiasm and the same goal of making you fall in love with Matera! That’s why we like to work together. I’ll take turns with Mariangela to offer you this great experience.

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Where you'll be

We'll meet in Piazza Vittorio Veneto and after a first introduction about the history of Matera, we'll walk to Piazza Duomo where there is one of the best views of the ancient city. From there we'll start to go down the steps and the tiny streets of Sasso Caveoso in order to discover the habits of the peasant civilization of the past. We'll visit a big underground water cistern and finally we'll go up to the city centre.

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 6 and up can attend.

More tips

Please, note that we’ll walk up and down stairs, so it’s not suitable for persons with reduced mobility and for people with children in pushchairs.

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Maria Teresa
Sassi & Cisterns: a tour back in time
26 reviews
From £52/person
26 reviews
From £52/person