Classic Tour of the Murgia di Matera Park

5 of 5 stars
5
25.00 per person
Reservation
Location
Matera
Duration

2 hours

Type

Private/Join-in

Difficulty
Easy

Description

Welcome to the wonderful world of the Murgia Matera Park, a hidden treasure trove of natural and historical beauty that will leave you breathless. In this article we will take you on an unforgettable tour of the rock churches of Matera, where the enchanting combination of nature and history come together in a single extraordinary experience. Get ready to discover everything that makes the Murgia Park an unmissable destination.

The Murgia Park: a treasure trove of natural beauty. Located in the beautiful city of Matera, the Murgia Park is a true paradise for nature lovers. With its vast hilly landscapes, expanses of green fields, and fascinating canyons, the park offers a variety of natural beauty that will leave you breathless. Hikers can enjoy stunning views along the trails that wind through the limestone rocks, while animal lovers can spot rare species of birds and mammals that inhabit the area. The Murgia Park is truly a treasure to be discovered, a place where the wild beauty of nature mixes with the thousand-year history of Matera.

An unforgettable tour through the rock churches of Matera will take you on a fascinating journey through the thousand-year history of this city. The rock churches, carved into the rock of the hills of the Murgia Matera Park, are authentic gems of rock art and architecture. You'll admire stunning frescoes, intricate stone-carved details, and unique spiritual atmospheres. Every church has a story to tell and a secret to unravel. Walking through these underground shrines, you will feel the mystical energy permeating the air and be fascinated by the testimonies of a distant past. This tour will leave you with lasting memories and a deep understanding of the historical and cultural importance of Matera and its cave churches.

The enchanting combination of nature and history in the Murgia Matera Park is an experience that leaves you breathless. This fascinating territory, located in the region of Basilicata, offers a breathtaking panorama with its rocky landscapes and green valleys that stretch on the horizon. But what makes this place really special are the rock churches, real historical testimonies set in the rock. A tour through these architectural wonders allows you to immerse yourself in a distant past and admire frescoes and decorations that tell stories of faith and devotion. The Murgia Matera Park is a real treasure that uniquely combines the beauty of nature with the timeless charm of history. A trip to the Murgia Matera Park and a tour of Matera's rock churches offer an unforgettable experience, combining the beauty of nature with the city's thousand-year history. This combination of landscape and cultural heritage invites us to reflect on our relationship with the environment and the importance of preserving these wonders for future generations.

Equipment

  • Comfortable clothing suitable for climatic conditions
  • Comfortable shoes or suitable for trekking
  • A reusable water bottle
  • Camera or smartphone to capture memories

Available languages

Highlights

  • The Murgia Park: a treasure of natural beauty
  • An unforgettable tour through the rock churches of Matera
  • The enchanting combination of nature and history in the Murgia Matera Park

Included

  • Tourist Guide:  Accompanied by an expert tour guide of the park.
  • Guided Tour:  Guided tour with insights into the geology, history, and biodiversity of the region.Access to the Paths: Possibility to walk the hiking paths of the park, such as the Cave Path and the Canyon Path.
  • Neolithic Exploration:  Opportunity to explore the beaten paths since the Neolithic on Murgia Timone, with visits to the first human settlements and traces of the Neolithic village.
  • Visit the Rock Churches:  Admire the ancient rock churches of the park, including the Church Madonna delle Tre Porte. 
  • Visit to the Crypt of San Falcione:  Possibility to visit the Crypt of San Falcione, an important religious site with ancient frescoes (visible only externally).
  • Panoramic View at Sunset:  Enjoy a unique spectacle at sunset with a panoramic view of the illuminated city of Sassi.
  • Transfer included:  The transfer to the park is included in the service a/r.
  • Discount Coupon: Enjoy local products or a drink while admiring the beautiful sunset in a picturesque bar in Piazza Duomo. Collect your 10% discount coupon at our agency.
  • Transfers included

Not included

  • Meals and drinks:  Meals consumed during the tour may not be included in the price and will be charged to participants.
  • Tips:  Tips for the tour guide or the staff of the places visited are not included in the price of the tour and are at the discretion of the participants.
  • Additional services:  Some additional services such as souvenirs, optional activities, or special transfers may not be included and require an additional fee.
  • Be sure to check the tour details to know exactly what is included in the services offered and what extras are available.

Meeting point

Matera – Via Alessandro Volta, 3/5, Matera, Province of Matera, Italy

Directions on departure

The meeting point for the tour of the Murgia Park is located in Via Alessandro Volta 3/5, in the central area of the city. It is advisable to reach it on foot, as the road is not accessible to private transport. The nearest stop is Matera Central Station Piazza Matteotti, 10 minutes walk. Paid parking - Sant'Isidoro - Daily price (from 8:00 to 23:00) - 0,70€ / 30 min - Via Lanera, 16, 75100 Matera MT. - Paid parking - H24 (1,00€/hour) - In Via Pasquale Vena, 3, 75100 Matera MT.
Departure times
Daily9:3016.15

Itinerary

Departure from Via Volta n. 3/5:

The tour starts from Via Volta, a central and easily accessible point in the city of Matera. Here, participants meet with the certified regional tour guide and are introduced to the unique charm of the Sassi di Matera.

Expert Guided Tour:

Join a guided tour led by park experts, who provide detailed insights into the geology, history, and biodiversity of the region. This enriches the experience, providing a deeper understanding of the territory.

Hiking Trails:

Explore the park's hiking trails, such as the Cave Trail and the Canyon Trail, to enjoy spectacular panoramic views and get closer to nature. This allows you to fully immerse yourself in the surrounding environment.

Neolithic Trails:

Walk the trails dating back to the Neolithic period on Murgia Timone, exploring the early human settlements of prehistory and visiting the remains of a primitive burial site and traces of the Neolithic village. This offers a unique opportunity to connect with the region's past.

Madonna delle Tre Porte Rupestrian Church:

Admire this rupestrian church, named after the three doors that characterize its exterior facade, dating back to the medieval period. This site offers a glimpse into the religious and artistic history of the region

San Falcione Rupestrian Crypt:

Explore the San Falcione Rupestrian Crypt, another important religious site in the park, characterized by ancient decorations and external frescoes. This site offers a unique opportunity to explore the religious history of the region.

Sunset Panoramic View:

Enjoy a unique panoramic view at sunset as the city of Sassi lights up. This provides a breathtaking and evocative setting that allows you to fully appreciate the beauty of the surrounding landscape.

Useful information

• Cancellation or postponement due to adverse weather conditions:
- In the event of adverse weather conditions, such as heavy rain or storms, we reserve the right to cancel or postpone the excursion to ensure the safety and comfort of all participants.
Safety is our top priority.

• Cancellation Policy:
- Cancellation requests should be sent by email to ota@martulliviaggi.com.
- A full refund is only possible if the cancellation request is received at least 3 days before the scheduled departure date of the tour. Otherwise, the full cost of the tour will be charged.

• Cancellation within 3 days of departure:
- If the cancellation is made within 3 days of the tour departure date, 100% of the tour fee will be charged as cancellation fee. This policy is applied to guarantee the reservation of services and to cover any costs already incurred.

For more information or additional questions, please feel free to contact the phone number below. Our team will be happy to provide you with all the information you need to ensure a memorable experience during the tour of Matera.

Contact Number: +39 0835334543 / +39 3284364400

We will be available to assist you with any necessary request or clarification, ensuring that your tour is organized flawlessly and smoothly.

 

ATTENTION:
*The itinerary indicated in the program may be subject to change for operational reasons or unforeseen circumstances (especially weather conditions). However, the number and quality of visits and excursions will be maintained. Any changes will not entitle you to refunds.

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