Travel inland to enjoy views of the Apulian countryside as you reach the region of Basilicata. Here, you’ll stop at a wonderful viewpoint to capture the scene of Matera crowning the hilltop in the distance.

On entering Matera, you’ll embark on a walking tour to discover the hidden gems of this clustered hilltop town. Your guide will take you down through the town’s hillside to an ancient ‘Sassi’ cave dwelling. Learn of how local people lived in these caves until as recently as 1968.  You’ll have some free time in Matera to wander at leisure, browse the shops or simply relax in a nearby café. 

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