Sassi di Matera by night

Thursday half day 2:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Departure at 2:30 p.m. and meet with the local guide for an overnight tour of the ancient city, the Sassi districts: characterized by houses carved out of the limestone rock that appear small and illuminated in the distance and therefore evoke the landscapes of Christmas cribs. This natural conformation of the Sassi, which evoke biblical scenes, have also always made them ideal sets for important films such as "The Gospel According to Matthew." During the walk it will be possible to admire the following sites: Sasso Caveoso one of the districts of the Rioni Sassi, totally excavated in the limestone rock, where it is possible to admire cisterns, neviere and small neighborhoods. In 1993, rescued from the risk of demolition, the Sassi were recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During the walk it will be possible to admire some of the sites used by director and actor Mel Gibson during the filming of the colossal movie "The Passion of the Christ." Typically furnished Cave House: with period furniture and tools to get a precise idea of how peasant life was organized in the houses of the Sassi, described by Carlo Levi in his book "Christ Stopped at Eboli." Sant'Andrea rock crypt. At the end of the tour there will be dinner in a typical restaurant, located in the historic center. Return to hotel.

Included transportation gran turismo bus, half-day guide in Italian and dinner in a typical restaurant in the Sassi
To be paid locally entrance fees € 5.00 p.p. Cave House and Rock Church