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Matera Travel Guide

City Guide about Matera with tips and reviews by travelers.



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Overall Guide:  Sassi is the most historic site in Matera, which consists of various grottos carved from limestone. The caves have been modified for the tourists and depict the conditions in which the people of the city lived.
The Madonna Della Bruna Festival is an annual festival which celebrates the life of Madonna Della Bruna, an important figure in the town’s history. The day commences with several parades and processions in the patron’s honour. The highlight of the event is an elaborate fireworks display.
An important and popular monument is the cathedral built in the Apulian-Romanesque ... More style of architecture. The church consists of a tall bell tower with a prominent statue of Maria della Bruna and a decorative interior of rose windows and elegant columns.
The New Wine and Oil Festival features different varieties of wines and olive oils which are made locally. Visitors can browse through the collection as well as buy the specialties.
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Tips on where to stay

B&B Donna Eleonora
 Piazzetta Bracco 12
Distance: 0.8 km
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B&B Sorriso dei Sassi
 Via Casalnuovo,32
Distance: 0.9 km
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San Domenico
 Via Roma 15
Distance: 1 km
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 vico Lombardi, 16
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Info about Matera

Area:
392 Km2
Elevation:
401 m
Population:
60,556 
Overview
Matera is a World Heritage Site and a city in Basilicata, Italy. Located on a picturesque rocky gorge, it has a population of about 58,000 inhabitants. Matera is a perfect blend of cultural traditions and modern civilization and is famous for caves called Sassi.
The climate of Matera is highly variable with the summers and winters ranging from moderate to extreme. Rainfall is also highly irregular and appears in short showers. The best time to visit the city is in the months of May and July.
Created out of a rocky ravine, Matera’s existence dates back to the Palaeolithic Age. Founded by the Romans, it was considered as a poor city till the eighties. However, recent development has made the city tourism-oriented; it is also a favoured spot for shooting feature films. Agriculture and furniture are the other dominant industries.
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ZIP:
75100
Area code:
0835
Time zone:
UTC+1
Demonym:
materani
Patron:
Madonna della Bruna

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What to visit

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Sasso Caveoso
 Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods
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Parco della Murgia Materana
 Parks and gardens
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Vittorio Veneto Square
 Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods
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Castle
 Landmarks and Historic sites
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Sasso Barisano
 Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods
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Cattedrale di Santa Maria della Bruna
 Landmarks and Historic sites
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MUSMA
 Museums
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San Giuliano Natural Reserve
 Nature and sport
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Church of San Giovanni Battista
 Landmarks and Historic sites
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Civita
 Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods
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Shibuya
 Nightlife
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Sassi
 Landmarks and Historic sites
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Duni Festival
 Events
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Sassi Theater
 Theaters and performance
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Church of S. Antonio
 Landmarks and Historic sites
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Lanera Park
 Parks and gardens

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