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Discover the Beauty of Matera and Its “Sassi”

It’s one of the most fascinating and evocative experiences: a journey into the past and a discovery of the present.

To truly know Matera, you must live it, breathe it, and savor it. Explore local craftsmanship, indulge in delicious Lucanian cuisine, and immerse yourself in the festivals and celebrations that bring the city to life.

These experiences are provided by local tour operators. Our team is happy to assist with bookings – please contact the reception for more information.

Bike tour of Matera

Duration: 5 hours | Level: easy
Two route options are available: 25 km or 40 km

What’s included:

  • Full-Day hybrid bike rental
  • Road book and maps
  • Picnic in a farmhouse
  • Van transfer back to Matera

The tour takes you along the old road from Matera to Montescaglioso, a less-traveled path full of natural beauty. As you cycle along the Murgia plateau, you’ll see fields that color the landscape and inhale the aromas of the Mediterranean scrub.
You will traverse hilly and flat landscapes, experiencing the calm and beauty of the Lucanian countryside.

Natural Fun Quad Adventure

The quad bike is a fun and family-friendly vehicle

Duration: Varies by Itinerary
Equipment: quad bike + safety gear
Requirements: valid Driver’s licence
Level varies: from easy to challenging

We offer you the opportunity to explore Matera and the beautiful Lucanian countryside in an adventurous and cultural way.
You’ll be guided by a responsible instructor who knows the area and ensures safety and respect for the natural environment.

Fiat 500 Cabriolet Tour

Duration: 1,5 to 2 hours
Requipment: valid Driver’s licence

Step back into the 1960s and 1970s with a drive in the classic Fiat 500 Cabriolet. Explore the most scenic spots in the City of Stones for an unforgettable vacation experience.
A photographer will accompany you throughout the tour to capture your moments of style and romance. Surprise your partner with this unique experience in Italy and enjoy a day full of elegance and adventure.

Murgia Materana Park

The Historical Archaeological Natural Park of the Rupestrian Churches of Matera, commonly known as “Murgia Materana Park”, features one of the most spectacular rock formations in the world. This remarkable terrain stretches along the canyons formed by the Gravina di Matera and the Gravina di Picciano, both tributaries of the Bradano River.

Located on the opposite side of the canyon from the Sassi of Matera, the park covers approximately 8,000 hectares, of which about 1,000 were listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007, alongside the Sassi of Matera.

The Jonian Coast

The Ionian Coast is the stretch of Basilicata in the province of Matera that faces the Ionian Sea. This coastal area extends from Metaponto to Nova Siri, bordered by Puglia to the west and Calabria to the south.

The Ionian Coast of Basilicata includes the towns of Bernalda, Scanzano Jonico, Policoro, Rotondella, and Nova Siri, as well as the localities of Metaponto and Marina di Pisticci. Known for its fine sandy beaches near Metaponto and more rugged shores towards Nova Siri and Policoro, this area has been a popular vacation destination for many years. The beaches offer a wild, natural beauty with the presence of sea lilies, which bear white and fragrant flowers, and the spiny sea holly that helps stabilize the dunes. The numerous seaside resorts provide a range of services for tourists and vacationers, with some equipped for sailing and sport fishing enthusiasts.

In the area, you can explore the remains of ancient Metaponto, including the road network, the sanctuary, the agora with the “Ekklesiasterion-theatre”, the ceramic district, and the castrum. On the opposite side of the modern road leading to the archaeological park lies the area of the castrum, built between the agora and the eastern city walls. It was likely used to house the Roman military garrison during the conflicts of the 3rd century BC, prior to the final defeat by Hannibal’s Carthaginian army.

Sassi Tour

Book a guided tour with a professional, licensed guide selected by us.

Your guide will lead you on a personalized tour – whether private or in a group – through the historic heart of Matera. Discover the extraordinary “Sassi of Matera”, the “Murgia Materana” Park, and explore a fascinating mix of monuments, rock churches, and cave dwellings. This is your chance to fully immerse yourself in the local wonders and make the most of your visit to Matera.

Sassi Tour with Tuc Tuc

Experience an exclusive guided tour aboard a “Tuc-Tuc”, taking you comfortably to the most incredible sites in Matera. A qualified guide will bring to life the enchanting locations you will visit.
On this unique tour, you will explore the beautiful rock-hewn complex of Madonna de Idris and San Giovanni Monterrone, visit a traditional cave dwelling showcasing peasant civilization, and discover the archaeological area famously featured in films like The Passion of the Christ by Mel Gibson.

Matera, Vico delle Conche 12

+39 340 4874902
+39 0835 406295

Check in: 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Check out: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM