Details for your Walking Sightseeing Tour in Matera, Italy

Looking for a guided Sightseeing Tour?

Here you can book guided Sightseeing Tours and other activities in Matera:

Guided Sightseeing Tours on Viator*

Tour Facts

Number of sights 8 sights
Distance 5.4 km
Ascend 466 m
Descend 491 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 di San Giovanni Battista

Show sight on map

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)

arrow down foot steps 1287 meters / 15 minutes

Sight 2: Chiesa di San Domenico

Show sight on map
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 463 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 3: Museo Laboratorio della Civiltà Contadina

Show sight on map
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 594 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 4: Cattedrale della Madonna della Bruna e di Sant'Eustachio

Show sight on map

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 307 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 5: Musma

Show sight on map

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 1158 meters / 14 minutes

Sight 6: Chiesa Rupestre Madonna degli Angeli

Show sight on map

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 7: Chiesa Rupestre di San Falcione

Show sight on map

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

Wikipedia: Chiesa di San Falcione (IT)

arrow down foot steps 304 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 8: Chiesa rupestre di San Vito

Show sight on map

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)

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.

Download for GPS devices You can download the tour as a GPX file for GPS devices and navigation apps here: Download GPX file