Matera European Capital of Culture 2019 from North Puglia
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Matera European Capital of Culture 2019 from North Puglia

Free cancellation
Language: German , English , French
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: more than 8 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Day trip to Matera, the European Capital of Culture 2019
  • Visit one of the most outstanding troglodyte settlements
  • Try Basilicata food and wine
  • Explore the cave house museum and a rupestrian church
What to expect

Matera has a lot going for it – it's a UNESCO World Heritage Site, European Capital of Culture 2019 and a cave city dating back over 5,000 years. Tour its historic centre and ancient cave dwellings, try local Basilicata food and wine, then choose to visit the cave house museum or a rupestrian church.

Considered one of the most outstanding and intact troglodyte settlements, Matera's ancient cave dwellings, or ‘sassi', are the city's big draw. Beginning in the historic centre, we'll check out the baroque quarter, known as ‘Il Piano', where churches and palaces are built on top of the caves.

Venture into the neighbourhoods of ‘Sasso Barisano' and ‘Sasso Caveoso' to see ancient ‘sassi' carved into the Gravina canyon and you'll pause for thought in the old quarter of ‘Civita'. You'll also get to try typical food and wine at Panecotto Restaurant, before choosing between an optional visit to the cave house museum or a rupestrian church, cut into the rock.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • What's included
    • Transport
    • Guide
    • Tasting
    What to remember
    This is one of our TUI Collection excursions, which give you a local flavour of the destination while showcasing its unique, authentic and responsible values.. Bring suitable footwear. Some entrance fees and optional extras are payable locally
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    Provider
    TUI HOLDING SPAIN, S.L.
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.

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