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Booking.com asked travelers...Why do you recommend Matera for food?
Matera has a great local bread that is dark and crusty on the outside and salty and light inside--delicious. The local cuisine includes a lot of peppers that are native to the area, meat and unique spices. Matera is also famous for orechiette!
Booking.com asked travelers...What is it in Matera that makes history come to life?
Waking up to the sun coming over the Sassi was one of the most moving and magical sights I have ever seen. It's so easy to really imagine how people lived long ago and this place brings that history to life like no other.See all 8 answers
Booking.com asked travelers...How can you get the most authentic cultural experience in Matera?
Follow the itinerary which leads you to all the major sights and churches and read up before your trip.
Booking.com asked travelers...What's the secret to sampling all the diverse food Matera has to offer?
try small restaurants where you can sit outside in the evening and perhaps chat with others,
Booking.com asked travelers...How can you enjoy the sights in Matera while avoiding the crowds?
Travel in the shoulder season of May when the weather is still fine
Booking.com asked travelers...What effect did the scenery in Matera have on you?
The landscape is impressive, and the old buildings are fascinatingSee all 2 answers
Booking.com asked travelers...Describe the best ancient landmarks to visit in Matera.
Booking.com asked travelers...What were the best places for wandering in Matera's old town?
Along the gorge
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