Italy, Matera Guide (B): How to Explore Matera - UNESCO World Heritage Site

How to Explore Matera - UNESCO World Heritage Site
‘Matera’ is probably lesser known UNESCO World Heritage Site in South Italy. The site is inhabited from pre-historic time. The ancient site has cave dwellings dug in the tuff rock along the slopes of a hill. These houses are so compactly arranged that roof of one house serves as a floor for the upper house.

A walk through this ancient city reveals how the settlement flourished at one time then declined and lead to slums and then finally as a forgotten place somewhere remote from other popular cities in Italy.

Want to know how to explore Matera- UNESCO World Heritage site? Keep reading…

Matera, UNESCO World Heritage site

How to reach

The nearest airport is Bari in Puglia region of Italy. From there, one can reach the historic site – Sassi of Matera– in about an hour by car. There are numerous group tours as well which are arranged by local travel agencies. I would say, the car will be the best option. There is a paid parking available near the site.

Italian trains also serve good connection for Matera from most of the popular cities like Rome, Naples etc. The train station is a bit away from the site.

Me, at Matera exploring cave dwellings

Entry

The entry to this World Heritage Site is free for all. One can freely roam around the place. To enter some churches or houses or to visit museums on site, one needs to pay. There is much to see outside and one need not go inside each and every section. Below, I have listed ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: How to Explore Matera - UNESCO World Heritage Site
Guide Location: Italy » Matera
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Sassi of Matera   Belvedere Piazzetta Pascoli   National Museum of medieval and modern art   Domenico Ridola   Santa Chiara   Chiesa del Purgatorio   San Francesco   Via Lucana   Piazza Vittorio Veneto   Palombaro Lungo   San Augustino Church   Via Florentini   Matera Cathedral   Sassi Miniature   Piazza del Sedile   Piazza San Pietro Caveoso   Casa Grotto   Santa Lucia Church  
Author: Varsha Gawai
Read it on author's website: https://www.varshastravel360.com/how-to-explore-matera-unesco-world-heritage-site/