A cultural gem hidden in plain sight, Matera evokes wonder and surprise with its sweeping cinematic views and mind-bending architecture that dates back to prehistoric times.


STAY in a cave room at La Corte dei Pastori in the Sasso Caveoso or the appropriately named Hotel Sassi in Sasso Barisano to experience the true essence of the city’s ancient cave dwellings.

DO visit Casa Noha as one of your first stops in Matera to gain a better understanding of the history of the sassi before setting out to explore the city’s interconnected stone stairways, alleyways, tunnels and terraces.

EAT and drink with a view at restaurants like Il Terrazzino, which offers panoramic views from its patio, and Osteria al Casale, which provides a front row seat to the evening passeggiata and adjacent Murgia Materana Park.

DISCOVER Matera from a different vantage point by hiking to the Belvedere Murgia Timone, a short but steep climb to an incredible viewpoint across the Gravina gorge.

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Hiking to the Belvedere in Matera