Details for your Walking Sightseeing Tour in Matera, Italy

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Tour Facts

Number of sights 13 sights
Distance 5.3 km
Ascend 480 m
Descend 481 m

Your chosen free self-guided walking sightseeing tour is located in Matera, Italy. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions including their details.

All sightseeing tours in Matera Individual sights in Matera

Sight 1: Chiesa Rupestre Acito San Campo

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The rock churches of the territory of Matera, founded mainly in the Early Middle Ages, are buildings carved into the rock. Initially born as religious structures, over time they have undergone several transformations of use, becoming homes or shelters for animals. They are an important testimony of the presence of communities of Benedictine, Lombard and Byzantine monks.

Wikipedia: Chiese rupestri di Matera (IT)

arrow down foot steps 80 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 2: Chiesa Rupestre Madonna della Croce

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The Madonna della Croce is a rock church located in the Murgia Materana, on the opposite side of the Gravina stream, with respect to the Sassi of Matera.

Wikipedia: Chiesa della Madonna della Croce (Matera) (IT)

arrow down foot steps 1791 meters / 21 minutes

Sight 3: Belvedere di Murgia Timone

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Belvedere di Murgia Timone Travus / CC BY-SA 2.5

The Natural Historical Archaeological Park of the Rock Churches of Matera, also called the Murgia Materana Park, is a protected natural area of Basilicata established by regional law no. 11 of 3 April 1990. Since 2007 the definition "Sassi di Matera" in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites has been expanded to include "The Sassi and the Park of the Rock Churches of Matera".

Wikipedia: Parco della Murgia Materana (IT)

arrow down foot steps 243 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 4: Chisa ruprestre santuario Madonna delle Tre Porte

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The Sanctuary of the Madonna delle Tre is a rock church of Matera.

Wikipedia: Santuario della Madonna delle Tre Porte (IT)

arrow down foot steps 240 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 5: Chiesa ruprestre di Sant'Agnese

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The church of Sant'Agnese, also known as the church of Santa Maria dell'Arco, is a religious building that rises in Matera.

Wikipedia: Chiesa di Sant'Agnese (Matera) (IT)

arrow down foot steps 891 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 6: Ponte sulla gravina

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Ponte sulla gravina Travus / CC BY-SA 2.5

The Gravina di Matera is a river in the Apulia and Basilicata regions of southern Italy. Its source is between Altamura and Gravina in Puglia in the province of Bari. The river flows southeast and curves east before again flowing southeast. It then flows into the province of Matera and is joined by a left tributary at Matera. The river forms the border between the province of Matera and the province of Taranto near Montescaglioso and Ginosa. Finally, it joins the Bradano as a left tributary in the province of Taranto.

Wikipedia: Gravina di Matera (EN)

arrow down foot steps 886 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 7: Chiesa dei Santi Pietro e Paolo

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San Pietro Caveoso, also known as "Saint Peter and Saint Paul Church" is a Catholic worship place situated in the Sassi of Matera.

Wikipedia: San Pietro Caveoso (EN)

arrow down foot steps 71 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 8: Casa Grotta nei Sassi

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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.

Wikipedia: Sassi di Matera (EN)

arrow down foot steps 146 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 9: Santa Lucia alle Malve

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Santa Lucia alle Malve is a rock church located at the Sasso Caveoso of Matera, annexed to a Benedictine female monastery dating back to the eleventh century.

Wikipedia: Chiesa di Santa Lucia alle Malve (IT)

arrow down foot steps 215 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 10: Madonna de Idris e San Giovanni in monterrone

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The church of Santa Maria di Idris, also called "Santa Maria de Idris" or "Madonna de Idris", is located in Matera, inside the stones. It is a rock church, that is, dug in the rock.

Wikipedia: Chiesa di Santa Maria di Idris (IT)

arrow down foot steps 524 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 11: Chiesa di San Francesco d'Assisi

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The Church of San Franciscan in Assisi is a Baroque Catholic place of worship in Matra, in the heart of San Francisco Square.

Wikipedia: Chiesa di San Francesco d'Assisi (Matera) (IT)

arrow down foot steps 156 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 12: Chiesa del Purgatorio

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The Purgatory Church is a Baroque church located in Via Ridola in the city of Matera.

Wikipedia: Chiesa del Purgatorio (Matera) (IT)

arrow down foot steps 68 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 13: Museo Archeologico Nazionale Domenico Ridola

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The National Archaeological Museum Domenico Ridola is an Italian state museum, based in the former convent of Santa Chiara in Matera and is one of the two locations of the current National Museum of Matera.

Wikipedia: Museo archeologico nazionale Domenico Ridola (IT)

Disclaimer Please be aware of your surroundings and do not enter private property. We are not liable for any damages that occur during the tours.

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