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Discovery Matera by Renato and his crew - English tour

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Matera, Italy
Discovery Matera by Renato and his crew - English tour

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icon2 to 3 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Matera is home to the Sassi cave churches and dwellings that make up one of the oldest cities in the world. Join your guide for an in-depth tour of the Sasso Caveoso and Sasso Barisano districts to learn about their unique history and evolution. Discover rupestrian structures, stroll the steep and narrow lanes, and gain a deeper understanding of how this town, once called the “Shame of Italy”, is now a UNESCO-listed treasure.
  • Tour Matera with a guide for insights into this unique cave city's evolution
  • Admire the top sights without getting lost in the confusing warren of alleys
  • Visit rupestrian churches and homes and admire views over the valley
  • A small-group experience for more personal attention and a relaxed pace
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Each participant will be given a radio transmitter to listen to the explanations of driving with headphones in compliance with the rules for COVID-19

Departure Point

Piazza S. Pietro Caveoso, 75100 Matera MT, Italy

By car, there is the multi-storey car park in Via Rocco Scotellaro, from the car park go down to Piazza San Francesco d'Assisi and then go down along Via B. Buozzi for 350 meters and you will arrive in Piazza San Pietro Caveoso, In the square there will always be a guide with a flag or a sign: R.Favilli Group Tour

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Departure Point

Piazza S. Pietro Caveoso, 75100 Matera MT, Italy

For those who sleep in the Sassi of Matera just follow the only road for flat cars and you will arrive in Piazza San Pietro Caveoso. 15 minutes before the start of the tour there will always be a guide with a green flag

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Renato Favilli - Guida Turistica Matera
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Discovery Matera by Renato and his crew - English tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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Passionate guide
MaryLinda_B
, Nov 2021
A passionate and knowledgeable tour guide. We would highly recommend. He brought the history of Matera to us with photos, stops at special places and his stories.
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Puglian Gem
Francis_W
, Nov 2021
Our GPS failed us and we got lost in Matera. I texted our guide Gaetano and despite being very late, he went out of his way to meet where we ended up. His thoughtful, knowledgeable explication of the sights and history gave us insight into the town we could not have otherwise obtained. A very positive experience.
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Exceptional tour experience.
Philip_M
, Nov 2021
Our guide was exceptional. He met us on time and was so full of energy and enthusiasm. Very knowledgeable and kind. Answered all of our questions and provided so much information. His presentation was non stop and kept our interest throughout the tour. He was kind enough to even walk us to our car after. Very much enjoyed our experience and felt that it was a great value. Our tour was on November 19, 2021 and we unfortunately did not note our tour guides name.
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Tanò is a wonderful...
Jaclyn_P
, Nov 2021
Tanò is a wonderful guide. We learned so much about Matera. I highly recommend this tour. Worth every penny!
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From Shame to Fame!
Abigail_B
, Oct 2021
Our guide was the brilliant Gaetano who did the most amazing job of taking us around Matera. His English was brilliant, and he was very funny. He also showed us the best place to get Gelato in the city and his favourite lunch spot which was delicious. Thank you very much!!
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Amazing experience
Adrianna_K
, Oct 2021
The tour operator Renato was very nice and let us reschedule the tour to a later time when we were late in the morning. Our tour was with Gaetano who made the experience really special. He was by far the best tour guide we have ever had. He was very knowledgeable, passionate about the history of Matera and very entertaining. The whole experience was a pleasure. Would highly recommend this, 10/10!!
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The Wonder of Italy ….
Rob_R
, Oct 2021
This was a great learning experience. A once in a life time opportunity to understand culture and life when time stood still. Unbelievable that a city of people lived in caves like in biblical times and as recent as 70 years ago. Tour guide was amazing and parted detailed knowledge that was informative and educational. Matera is not the ‘Shame of Italy’ but a truly amazing cultural experience.
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Great tour!
Marilyn_S
, Oct 2021
Thanks to our very friendly and competent guide Gaetano, who provided us with plenty of detailed background information, we had an interesting and most pleasant afternoon discovering the “sassi” of Matera. Great tour!
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Fun In Matera!
Jacqueline_W
, Oct 2021
My husband and I were with another couple and our tour guide Gaetano, who did an excellent job of taking us around Matera and showing us all the important areas of the town. He was a wealth of knowledge and had a great sense of humor along with a lot of patience. It was a wk degli tour, we leaning a lot, amd definetly would recommend them highway!
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Amazing guide with amazing knowledge
PJ_M
, Oct 2021
Tano our guide was amazing. Full of information about the history through the ages of the area and Matera. He was really superb and made my day.

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