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Number of sights 19 sights
Distance 9.8 km
Ascend 842 m
Descend 820 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.

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Sight 1: Madonna delle Vergini

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The Virgin Mary is a rock church located at Murgia Materana in Matera, across the Gravina River, opposite Sassi di Matera.

Wikipedia: Chiesa della Madonna delle Vergini (IT)

arrow down foot steps 647 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 2: Chiesa Rupestre Madonna di Monteverde

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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 459 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 3: Chiesa Rupestre Madonna degli Angeli

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Notre Dame Church is an ancient rock church in Matra.

Wikipedia: Chiesa della Madonna degli Angeli (Matera) (IT)

arrow down foot steps 1291 meters / 15 minutes

Sight 4: Chiesa Rupestre di San Falcione

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The church of San Falcione is a rock church located in Matera.

Wikipedia: Chiesa di San Falcione (IT)

arrow down foot steps 650 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 5: 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 1077 meters / 13 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 745 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 7: Musma

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The MUSMA is an Italian museum located in Matera and dedicated to sculpture. It was inaugurated in 2006 and is located in Palazzo Pomarici, on the highest part of the Sassi district.

Wikipedia: MUSMA (IT)

arrow down foot steps 307 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 8: Cattedrale della Madonna della Bruna e di Sant'Eustachio

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Matera Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Matera, Basilicata, Italy. It is dedicated to the Virgin Mary under the designation of the Madonna della Bruna and to Saint Eustace. Formerly the seat of the Bishops, later Archbishops, of Matera, it is now the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Matera-Irsina.

Wikipedia: Matera Cathedral (EN)

arrow down foot steps 480 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 9: 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 10: 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 172 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 11: 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 560 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 12: 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)

arrow down foot steps 411 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 13: Castello Tramontano

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Castello Tramontano is a 16th century fortification in Matera.

Wikipedia: Castello Tramontano (EN)

arrow down foot steps 343 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 14: 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 156 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 15: 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 406 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 16: Museo Laboratorio della Civiltà Contadina

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Museo Laboratorio della Civiltà Contadina Spleen1981 Museo Laboratorio della Civiltà Contadina di Matera - ONLUS / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Museo-laboratorio della Civiltà Contadina is an ethno-anthropological museum of Matera, situated in the ancient Sassi district. The Museum has been created by Donato Cascione and it’s managed by the homonym cultural association.

Wikipedia: Museo-laboratorio della Civiltà Contadina (Museum-workshop of the Peasant Culture) (EN)

arrow down foot steps 463 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 17: Chiesa di San Domenico

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Chiesa di San Domenico Georges Jansoone / CC BY 2.5

The Basilica of San Domenico is one of the major churches in Bologna, Italy. The remains of Saint Dominic, founder of the Order of Preachers (Dominicans), are buried inside the exquisite shrine Arca di San Domenico, made by Nicola Pisano and his workshop, Arnolfo di Cambio and with later additions by Niccolò dell'Arca and the young Michelangelo.

Wikipedia: San Domenico, Bologna (EN)

arrow down foot steps 427 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 18: Palazzo dell'Annunziata

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The Palazzo dell'Annunziata is a historical building in Matera, Italy.

Wikipedia: Palazzo dell'Annunziata (EN)

arrow down foot steps 1183 meters / 14 minutes

Sight 19: Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista

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The Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista is a Roman Catholic church dating to the 13th and 18th centuries, located in Matera in the Italian region of Basilicata, and dedicated to Saint John the Baptist. Like the Duomo, the church is an important example of Apulian Romanesque architecture.

Wikipedia: San Giovanni Battista, Matera (EN)

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