Our Guided Tour of the Sasso Barisano and Underground Matera starts from Piazzetta Pascoli with the urban/archaeological and anthropological introduction to the history of Matera. Crossing the historic centre called 'Il Piano' you will reach Piazza Vittorio Veneto where the nineteenth-century “Ferdinandea” fountain stands. It was commissioned by the King of the Two Sicilies Ferdinando II, along with the beautiful balcony that reveals a magnificent view of Sasso Barisano and Civita Hill. Following Via San Biagio, you will visit the hypogeum of Matera. Afterwards, the tour reaches the heart of Sasso Barisano – which used to be the bourgeois neighbourhood of the ancient city – from which the historical alleys, stairways and neighbourhoods of Sassi can be explored. At the end of Sasso Barisano, the tour continues with a visit of a typically furnished cave-house – proof of how the poor citizens lived until the mid-fifties of the 20th century. Going back towards the historical centre, the tour ends with a small tasting of traditional products.

INFO TOUR

  • Prices:
    Full Ticket: € 35
    Reduced Ticket (6-17 years): € 10
    Free admission: children 0-5 years and people with disabilities

  • Meeting Point: Piazza Pascoli, in front of Palazzo/Museo Lanfranchi - Matera

  • Duration: Approximately 2 h 15 min

  • Our Tour Includes: Group tour with an English-speaking Guide; Entrance to Hypogeum, Cave-House and a Small Tasting of Traditional Food Products