Full-Day Guided Tour of Bari and Matera

Full-Day Guided Tour of Bari and Matera

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What You'll Do
  • Explore the old and new parts of Bari, and see historic highlights, such as the Swabian Castle and Basilica of St. Nicholas
  • See the rock cut houses of Matera
  • Travel along the longest seafront promenade in Italy at Bari's Lungomare Perotti
  • Sample the local cuisine of Matera
  • Tour the medieval Romanesque cathedral of Matera
Explore the historic city of Bari and the former Roman town of Matera on a 7-hour tour. Travel down the longest seafront road in Italy, explore the ancient Sassi and 13th-century cathedral of Matera, encounter women making traditional pasta, and more.
What to Expect
Enjoy a full-day tour to see some of the most beautiful sights in the southern Italian regions of Puglia and Basilicata on a full-day tour from Bari.

Start with a morning tour of Bari, the second most important cruise port in Italy after Venice. Rich in history, Bari pre-dates the Romans, but it was during the Middle Ages that it truly flourished, partly as one of the main slave ports of the Mediterranean.

As your explore, you will see old women making handmade orecchiette pasta, and an array of colorful sights, such as the Petruzzelli Theatre, one of the grandest opera houses in Italy. Visit the Basilica of Saint Nicholas, one of the 4 Palatine churches of Apulia, and home to the relics of Saint Nicholas.

Before lunch, drive to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Matera, an historic town of golden stones and ancient houses. Allegedly founded by the Romans in the 3rd century BC, among the city’s highlights are the Sassi di Matera (Stones of Matera) - houses dug into the calcareous rock of the canyon.

Go to the Romanesque Matera Cathedral atop the highest point of the city, and dominated by a rose window of 16 rays. Admire the neighboring Campanile (Bell Tower), and get breathtaking views of some of the Sassi. Sample some of Matera’s local cuisine, before your transfer back to Bari at about 15:00.
What's Included
  • Transportation
  • Guide
  • Tour of St. Nicholas Church and tomb
What's Not Included
  • Lunch and dinner
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• Please wear comfortable shoes

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