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Booking.com asked travelers...What makes the people from Matera so friendly? Tell us your story.
The people are particularly friendly and helpful. When we arrived we drove into a parking garage to park, and the employees recognized that we were really not walking distance to our hotel. They used their own phone to call the hotel and let us stay in the garage free of charge until our host arrived to guide us to the property. They were kind and went out of their way to help us. The same can be said of our host and his sister. They were kind and offered us assistance freely with an honest concern for our happiness and well-being.
Booking.com asked travelers...Tell us about your most relaxing moments in Matera.
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.
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...Why are the UNESCO sites in Matera a must-see?
The caves and the old buildings literally sitting on top of each other.
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...What sights did you see on your favorite excursion in Matera?
The procession of Saints Cosimo and Damiano, exploring the Sassi
Booking.com asked travelers...Where should people go if they don't want to eat in a tourist trap?
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Oi Mari' restaurant - call ahead and make reservation!
Booking.com asked travelers...What rare birds are you proud of spotting in Matera?
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