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Lads trip to Bari

It is difficult to explain how a cave becomes a Church, and then when you see the frescos and how... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2018
Ossie D
Bicester, United Kingdom

Situated in the Sassi area this is a cave church. Very start with some faded frescos and a simple... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2018
Rochdale, United Kingdom
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18 Oct 2018
“Lads trip to Bari”
4 Jul 2018
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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Reviewed 18 October 2018

It is difficult to explain how a cave becomes a Church, and then when you see the frescos and how people would have worshipped in a 12th century church, it almost makes sense.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ossie D
Reviewed 4 July 2018

Situated in the Sassi area this is a cave church. Very start with some faded frescos and a simple alter. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank angelaofcastleton
Reviewed 24 June 2018

The church is situated in the Sassi. 12th century church what an experience to see it. Would highly recommend a visit

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank John H
Reviewed 23 November 2017

If you like seeing churches then Matera is the place to visit. These churches are on the far end of the Sassi. Away from much of the more crowed area. They are old and very interesting.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Alec D
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Just a few steps beyond "main stream", this site provides a deep look into ancient times, without the crowds

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Peter G
Reviewed 6 November 2016

You enter through a portal with a pointed arch built in the 12th or 13th century that leads to a courtyard onto which face 4 rock churches. The first, San Primo, consists of 2 small chapels and is often called Tempe Cadute, as 'tempe' means...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Angela C
Reviewed 16 July 2016

After we saw few churches like this, it was nothing special - rooms in the cave - like Sant Maria de Idris etc.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank marijansesvete
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Beautiful walk to get to. At the end of one of the paths. It does cost, but it is large and will take about an hour to see it all. Four large rooms, some more interesting than others, but lots to see. You can take...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank MTRose
Reviewed 1 May 2016

Right at the end of the Sassi but worth the walk, four churches in one complex. The views across the river were great too

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Rita B
Reviewed 6 October 2015

This complex consists of four connected rock churches carved as caves in the limestone of the Sassi area of Matera. Although long abandoned as churches , it is still possible to see evidence of frescoes in some areas. There is also visible evidence of later...More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank planbee
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