Sassi To Mary of Crosses Rupestrian Church

Excursion starting from the Sassi.
Duration
4 hours max
Level
Moderate
Period
All year
Services
Transfer included
Walking tour of Matera starting from Porta Pistola, in the ancient districts of Sassi.

You will descend into the ravine to cross the river and climb towards Murgia Timone, following the trails of grazing animals.
You proceed towards Madonna delle Tre Porte, a rupestrian sanctuary of XII sec.
The trail brings you to Mary of Crosses, a rupestrian church with a marvelous fresco on the apse representing the Virgin Enthroned.

Packed lunch in caves. Then visit of Iazzo Gattini (ancient sheep pen set up as visitors centre).

Return by van.

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    A cow in the Murgia Park
    Ravine of Matera - Overview
    Sassi of Matera from the Murgia Park
    Group of walking tourists in the Murgia Park
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