Sassi di Matera Dwellings

Local nameSassi di Matera
LocationMatera, Italy

The Sassi di Matera are two districts of the Italian city of Matera, Basilicata, well-known for their ancient cave dwellings inhabited since the Paleolithic period.

The "Sassi" have been described by Fodor's as "one of the most unique landscapes in Europe". Along with the park of the Rupestrian Churches, it was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1993.

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Matera: City Pass Card from 10 USD

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UNESCO website

Address 55 Via Muro, Matera 75100, Italy

Coordinates 40°39'57.802" N 16°36'41.619" E

Tours and activities: Sassi di Matera Dwellings

Matera: City Pass Card

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Matera: Guided Cave and Sassi Walking Tour

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from 33 USD

Matera Cave Town & Sassi Guided Walking Tour

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