Top reasons to visit:

  • History (263)
  • Culture (221)
  • Food (112)
  • Old Town (103)
  • Scenery (92)
  • Fine Dining (70)
  • Relaxation (65)
  • Monuments (64)
  • UNESCO Site (62)
  • Sightseeing (60)

Matera was highly rated for history by 25 guests from the United States!

What is it in Matera that makes history come to life?

Adrianne
Adrianne, United States of America

29 days ago Report

Carlo Levi's autobiographical book, "Christ Stopped at Eboli," describes his life in exile in this once bleak, impoverished and disease ridden area in the 1930s. His haunting paintings are on exhibit in the Palazzo Lanfranchi museum.
  • Sightseeing 60 endorsements

How can you enjoy the sights in Matera while avoiding the crowds?

Peter
Peter, Canada

18 hours ago Report

Travel in the shoulder season of May when the weather is still fine
  • Culture 221 endorsements

How can you get the most authentic cultural experience in Matera?

Anonymous, Unknown location

5 days ago Report

Follow the itinerary which leads you to all the major sights and churches and read up before your trip.
  • Photography 26 endorsements

Which spot is best for taking photos in Matera?

Monica
Monica, Finland

13 days ago Report

There are few view points for panoramic photography otherwise the whole sassi is a fantastic photography material.
  • Excursions 7 endorsements

What sights did you see on your favorite excursion in Matera?

Kimberly
Kimberly, Sweden

28 days ago Report

The procession of Saints Cosimo and Damiano, exploring the Sassi
  • Culturally Diverse Food 5 endorsements

What's the secret to sampling all the diverse food Matera has to offer?

Cynthia
Cynthia, United States of America

14 days ago Report

try small restaurants where you can sit outside in the evening and perhaps
chat with others,
  • Ancient Landmarks 40 endorsements

Describe the best ancient landmarks to visit in Matera.

Pavel
Pavel, Russia

24 days ago Report

building ,grotte
  • Food 112 endorsements
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Why do you recommend Matera for food?

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  • Old Town 103 endorsements
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What were the best places for wandering in Matera's old town?

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  • Scenery 92 endorsements
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What effect did the scenery in Matera have on you?

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  • Fine Dining 70 endorsements
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What makes fine dining in Matera stand out?

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  • Relaxation 65 endorsements
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Tell us about your most relaxing moments in Matera.

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  • Monuments 64 endorsements
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Why are the monuments in Matera noteworthy?

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  • UNESCO Site 62 endorsements
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Why are the UNESCO sites in Matera a must-see?

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  • Art 55 endorsements
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Tell us what you really thought about the art in Matera?

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  • Nature 50 endorsements
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Describe the nature in Matera.

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