Matera & Alberobello Full Day Tour
Departing from your hotel in the morning, we will take an amazing drive to Alberobello where you will discover its famous fairytale-like 14th century Trulli houses, narrow alleys, and breathtaking views of the sea. This area grew and increased its economic importance after the Roman conquest and construction of the “Via Appia” road.
Alberobello experienced a happy and rich period when ruled by the Normans. On May 9, 1087, the body of St. Nicholas was brought to this area, making it one of the three main places of Christianity during the time.
You will have lunch at LA CANTINA and later you’ll have time for shopping, taking photos and relaxing in a true Trulli House.
After lunch, we will drive to Matera, the only town in the world where people can boast to be still living in the same houses of their ancestors of 9,000 years ago.
The Sassi’s are houses dug into the calcarenite rock itself, which is characteristic of Basilicata and Apulia, locally called “tufo” although it is not volcanic tuff or tufa. The streets in some parts of the Sassi often run on top of other houses. The ancient town grew up on one slope of the ravine created by a river that is now a small stream. The ravine is known locally as “la Gravina”.
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