Matera Stones and Churches tour
Come with us to discover the stones on our Matera stones and churches tour: together with our Evolved Guided certified local guide you will learn about the history of the Sassi di Matera, the inhabited settlements built in the tuff on the Gravina valley, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993. particular intertwining of caves, alleys, rock churches allow the stones to be an extraordinary architectural complex integrated into the natural context.
Many of the caves were used in the 8th-9th centuries as places of worship by Christian and Orthodox communities. With our guide you can choose to follow a different tour than usual. During this tour, in fact, you will be able to see the extraordinary Church of San Francesco d’Assisi, an ancient church that has undergone various stages and which today we can admire in its Baroque version. In addition to this you will also admire the Rock Church of S. Antonio Abate, at the Sasso Barisano, a wonderful church carved into the rock. Along the Via Madonna della Virtù you will arrive at Porta Pistoia, Pert P’stel as its citizens call it in dialect: it is the point where the two stones meet, the Sasso Barisano and the Sasso Caveoso, and which will allow you to have a view splendid on the Gravina of Matera. Not everyone knows that this was just one of the main sets of Mel Gibson’s Passion of Christ.
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