Embark on a romantic two-hour walking tour of the enchanting Matera, where you’ll explore some of the city’s most historic landmarks. Begin your journey at Piazza San Pietro Caveoso, a picturesque square located in the heart of the Sassi, and take in the stunning views of the cave dwellings that surround it. From there, venture into the Sasso Barisano/Sassi di Matera, a UNESCO World Heritage site that is home to some of the world’s most ancient settlements. Visit the Chiesa di San Francesco d’Assisi, a beautiful church that features stunning frescoes and intricate sculptures, before heading to the Church of Purgatory, which is known for its striking Baroque architecture and stunning interior decorations. Throughout the tour, you’ll be guided by a knowledgeable local expert who will regale you with fascinating stories and insights about the city’s rich cultural heritage.

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  • Discover picturesque Piazza San Pietro Caveoso and its captivating surroundings.
  • Explore the ancient Sassi di Matera, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Admire the stunning frescoes and sculptures of Chiesa di San Francesco d'Assisi.


  • Professional local tour guide

Route & Duration

2 hours
  • 1

    Piazza San Pietro Caveoso

    Piazza San Pietro Caveoso is a picturesque square situated in the historic Sassi di Matera district and offers stunning views of the surrounding cave dwellings.

  • 2

    Sasso Barisano

    Sasso Barisano/Sassi di Matera is a UNESCO World Heritage Site consisting of ancient cave dwellings, houses, and churches carved into the rocky terrain, offering a glimpse into the rich history and culture of Matera.

  • 3

    Chiesa di San Francesco d'Assisi

    Chiesa di San Francesco d'Assisi is a beautiful, centuries-old church and one of the most important religious monuments in Matera, featuring remarkable frescoes and Gothic architecture.

  • 4

    Church of Purgatory

    Church of Purgatory is a small church located in the heart of the Sassi di Matera district, featuring stunning baroque architecture and a rich history dating back several centuries in the past.

Meeting Point

In front of Casa Grotta nei Sassi di Matera at Piazza San Pietro Caveoso
(75100 Matera, Province of Matera, Italy) See Map

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.