Half-day customized tour (about 3 hours) with a qualified and highly qualified guide selected among those present in the area.
The tour begins with the ascent of the "Civita", the highest point of the old city as well as the seat of the majestic Cathedral, recently restored and open to the public.
The tour continues on the "Plan" along the eighteenth-century axis, from the very busy Via del Corso to Via Ridola passing through the main Churches such as: San Francesco d'Assisi, the Church of Purgatory and the Church of Santa Chiara and then arrive in Piazzetta Pascoli, where it will be possible to admire Palazzo Lanfranchi which saw the start of Giovanni Pascoli's teaching career; here there is a splendid Belvedere that offers one of the most suggestive and romantic views of the Sassi.
Through the main street, you enter the Sasso Caveoso, mainly carved into the rock, until you get to Piazza San Pietro Caveoso which, in addition to the church of the same name, offers a breathtaking view of the Murgia and Gravina. The customer will be given the opportunity to visit the typical cave houses and the Rupestrian Churches with valuable frescoes.
Shooting the bike continue along the main road until you reach the other ancient district, the Sasso Barisano, also characterized by valuable rock complexes (Madonna delle Virtù, San Pietro Barisano) and then reach the rocky spur that laps the side of this ancient district and shows the imposing structure of the Church and the adjoining Monastery of Sant'Agostino.
Going up Via Santo Stefano you will admire the small church of San Biagio.
The last stop is in front of a small jewel of medieval architecture, the Church of San Giovani Battista, whose facade and interior reveal the charm of artistic influences from distant lands.
This tour will allow you to discover the true history of the Sassi, the social characteristics of the local life and the typical tuff constructions that give charm to the asymmetric architecture and make the city of Matera one of a kind.