7 days in Province of Matera Itinerary

7 days in Province of Matera Itinerary

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Matera
— 4 nights
2
Tursi
— 2 nights

4
nights
Matera

Matera ©
Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
Venture out of the city with trips to Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Metaponto (in Metaponto) and Policoro (Museo Archeologico Nazionale della Siritide & Archeoart). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Sassi di Matera, admire the landmark architecture of Cattedrale di Matera, explore the fascinating underground world of Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria de Idris.

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Ancona to Matera is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, daytime highs in Matera are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tursi.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Policoro, Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Metaponto
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Sassi di Matera ©
Sassi di Matera
Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina ©
Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina
Palombaro Lungo ©
Palombaro Lungo

2
nights
Tursi

Tursi ©
Tursi is a town and comune in the province of Matera, in the southern Italian region of Basilicata. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): make a trip to Ex Convento di San Francesco, see the interesting displays at MEC - Emotional Museum of Craco, thensee a world frozen in time at Centro Storico di Craco, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanctuary of Our Lady Queen of Anglona. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Parco Letterario Isabella Morra, thendon't miss a visit to Le grotte di San Giorgio Lucano, and then experience rural life at Masseria Nivaldine.

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Getting from Matera to Tursi by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tursi

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Craco, Le grotte di San Giorgio Lucano, Masseria Nivaldine, Parco Letterario Isabella Morra
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Sanctuary of Our Lady Queen of Anglona ©
Sanctuary of Our Lady Queen of Anglona
Ex Convento di San Francesco ©
Ex Convento di San Francesco
Le grotte di San Giorgio Lucano ©
Le grotte di San Giorgio Lucano