Matera, Italy

About Matera

Matera is renowned for its ancient cave dwellings known as "Sassi." Wander through the labyrinthine streets to discover historic rock churches and beautifully preserved stone houses. Enjoy panoramic views from the hilltop cathedral and savor authentic Italian cuisine in charming trattorias. Matera's unique blend of history and architectural wonder promises an unforgettable journey.

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Matera highlights

Average temperature in June

29 °C / 84 °F

High season months

June, July, August, September

Local currency

Euro (EUR)

Local language


Closest Airports

  • Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport (IT) - 80.6 km (50.1 mi)
  • Brindisi Airport (IT) - 126.7 km (78.7 mi)

Fun fact

Matera was named the European Capital of Culture for 2019, showcasing its rich heritage.

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