Traveler's Reviews & Photos

10
Exceptional
Amazingly photogenic town, perfect for spending 1-2 days walking and hiking, most of it up and down steps. Only pet-peeve was that restaurants only open after 7 pm, so travelers with children should pack plenty of snacks.
Aida
Albania
December 27, 2016
10
Exceptional
Too many favourite places to pick one as special. The local tourist information centres have good maps to help guide you around. The food at Osteria Pica was marvellous and reasonable price.
Barbara
United Kingdom
January 13, 2017
10
Exceptional
Beautiful Sassi - interesting to walk around narrow stone path to church and old town; got good panaromic view of old town; should stay at least 2 nights to explore various historic sites of the Sassi
LAI WAH
Hong Kong
January 22, 2017
10
Exceptional
Matera is a lovely city. Too much to see. Will want to return to experience more of this charming city.
Jayteejay
United States of America
December 25, 2016
10
Exceptional
Wow, one of the best places so far in Italy. Amazing view and feeling. In 2019 Matera will be Culture capital, I hope I'll be back there then.
Vaida
Lithuania
January 7, 2017

Accommodations and Hotels in Matera

Hotel San Domenico Al Piano

8.7 Excellent

Score from 1,063 reviews

$69

Average price per night
Il Belvedere

9.6 Exceptional

Score from 890 reviews

$58

Average price per night
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Hotel Casino Ridola

8.8 Excellent

Score from 498 reviews

$64

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Basiliani Hotel

9.3 Wonderful

Score from 780 reviews

$53

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Hotel La Casa Di Lucio

9 Wonderful

Score from 150 reviews

$120

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Caveoso Hotel

7.6 Good

Score from 1,019 reviews

$58

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Sextantio Le Grotte Della Civita

9.4 Wonderful

Score from 506 reviews

$120

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Residence Sassi San Gennaro

8.5 Very Good

Score from 477 reviews

$85

Average price per night
Palazzo Viceconte

9.4 Wonderful

Score from 318 reviews

$86

Average price per night

The spa and underground cave pool at the Locanda Di San Martino is pure decadence. Floating in the mineral water, lit by this otherworldly blue light was the ultimate in blissed out relaxation and the assorted other amenities set in a series of Roman bath styled rooms were very well-kept and relaxing as well.

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.

There are few view points for panoramic photography otherwise the whole sassi is a fantastic photography material.

Travel in the shoulder season of May when the weather is still fine

The landscape is impressive, and the old buildings are fascinating

The procession of Saints Cosimo and Damiano, exploring the Sassi

Oi Mari' restaurant - call ahead and make reservation!

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Lesser falcon

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