The European Capital of Culture 2019, Matera is one of Italy’s most picturesque Unesco World Heritage Sites, and one of the most ancient settlements in the world. Nestled in the southern part of the country, it is a city as well as a province of the region of Basilicata. You will be amazed by the sights of the upper town, while you stroll through the streets of the world-famous Sassi district -consisting of a complex of cave dwellings carved into the mountainside-, and will marvel at the uniqueness of the place; in the lower city you will appreciate one of the best examples in modern urban planning in Italy.
The atmosphere of Matera is magic, and for many visitors there’s something spiritual about it. Perhaps it is no wonder that it has been chosen as the set for several historical-epic movies, such as Mel Gibson’s ‘The Passion of the Christ’.
Note: Note: All driving tours feature English-speaking drivers and are private unless otherwise mentioned. Tours are priced based on pick-up point and number of participants. All sightseeing tours are accompanied by expert local guides.