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Sight 1: Chiesa Rupestre Acito San Campo
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.
Sight 2: Chiesa Rupestre Madonna della Croce
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.
Sight 3: Belvedere di Murgia Timone
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".
Sight 4: Chisa ruprestre santuario Madonna delle Tre Porte
The Sanctuary of the Madonna delle Tre is a rock church of Matera.
Sight 5: Chiesa ruprestre di Sant'Agnese
The church of Sant'Agnese, also known as the church of Santa Maria dell'Arco, is a religious building that rises in Matera.
Sight 6: Ponte sulla gravina
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.
Sight 7: Chiesa dei Santi Pietro e Paolo
San Pietro Caveoso, also known as "Saint Peter and Saint Paul Church" is a Catholic worship place situated in the Sassi of Matera.
Sight 8: Casa Grotta nei Sassi
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.
Sight 9: Santa Lucia alle MalveBook Ticket*
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.
Sight 10: Madonna de Idris e San Giovanni in monterrone
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.
Sight 11: Chiesa di San Francesco d'Assisi
The Church of San Franciscan in Assisi is a Baroque Catholic place of worship in Matra, in the heart of San Francisco Square.
Sight 12: Chiesa del Purgatorio
The Purgatory Church is a Baroque church located in Via Ridola in the city of Matera.
Sight 13: Museo Archeologico Nazionale Domenico Ridola
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.
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