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The Sassi of Matera

The Sassi of Matera are a city in the city to visit very carefully. The advice is that, even before entering the City of Sassi, UNESCO patimonio to admire it in its entirety from the lookout of Murgia Timone. This is a rift that offers strong sensations. Emotions that go beyond any possible strict description

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Matera today

Matera city of 60,000 inhabitants, has made culture and tradition its calling card. With its simplicity and charm it enchants its visitors. The streets of the Historical Center, Via Ridola, Via del Corso, Via delle Beccherie, Via San Biagio, Via Duomo and its squares, Piazzetta Pascoli, Piazza Sedile, Piazza San Francesco Piazza Vittorio Veneto, are full of churches

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History of the Sassi of Matera

The history of the Sassi of Matera begins with two side cones to the civita populated by small scattered settlements, the natural cavities of the rock lend themselves to be used as safe shelters to protect themselves from invasions of barbarian domination. This is how it was born, to the southeast of Civita, close to the slope of the gravina that leads to Montescaglioso, the Caveoso Sasso

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Sassy of Matera What to see

The area of the old town overlooking the Sassi di Matera is called The Plan. Attractors include: the Church of St. Francis da Paola, Church of St. Dominic, Church of St. John the Baptist, the Church of Purgatory, the Church of St. Francis of Assisi, the Church of St. Lucia and St. Agatha, the Church of St. Clare at the Castle Tramontano. The most visited attractor is the Long Palombaro, an ancient testimony on how one could exploit the few resources of the past such as water in a rather arid place like the Murgia

How to visit The Sassi of Matera

Considering that the Sassi di Matera can be walked almost exclusively through alleys and ladders, it is advisable to use comfortable shoes and clothing. The Sassi of Matera are two ancient wards so they have no entry fees like most 18th-century churches. As for the attractors, such as cave churches and museums being run by cooperatives and associations, they need entrance fees. The only way to get to know the story quickly and comprehensively the history of Matera is with a guided tour…

Typical products

The presence in the region of typical high-quality products is developing a food and wine tourism type. Expression of this reality are the many restaurants, clubs and trattorias. These propose traditional recipes; simple dishes, made with the genuine products of our land, as befitted a people of farmers dedicated mainly to the cultivation of wheat, of which our hills are rich, legumes and olives but the food among the most appreciated products are the bread of Matera and many baked goods