Way to Matera city stone sassi
Way to Matera city stone sassi

Puglia's Way to Matera

From the Sea to the Sassi

The Matera Way begins with the glimmering sea and the old city of Bari, where kids play in the streets and old ladies make fresh orecchiette pasta in front of their home. It's just the beginning of the journey, but one can already grasp the sense of this trip.

The simple pleasures of life, the slow life, the things that nurture the soul, the unexpected beauty - Eight days through Puglia and finally Matera, a magical city that charms and amuses and impresses, a place of infinite beauty.

 

Way to Matera gravina walking path

Olive groves, almond trees and wild flowers, villages on the edge of deep ravines and Southern towns of bustling piazzas, filled with life, welcoming as in few other places of Italy. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the Way to Matera and how many days does it take to complete?

The Way to Matera is approximately 169 km long and is typically completed in 6 days, covering 7 stages. These include major cities like Bari and Matera, as well as smaller towns nestled in the Murgia region, such as Santeramo in Colle and Cassano delle Murge.

What type of accommodations are available?

During the Materano Path, pilgrims stay in 3-star hotels in the cities, while accommodations in the countryside and smaller villages include bed and breakfasts or agritourism stays.

What is the difficulty level of the Way to Matera?

The Materano Path is not particularly challenging, but it does feature relatively long stages. It is not recommended as a first walking trip for those without experience in long-distance hiking.

What are the main attractions along the Way to Matera? 

The route offers the chance to explore the lesser-known parts of Puglia and the unique city of Matera. Along the way, you'll discover seaside landscapes, a hinterland rich in history, and welcoming small villages, showcasing the region's cultural and natural diversity.

What is the best time to undertake the Way to Matera?

The ideal time to undertake the Way to Matera varies according to personal preferences and climate. Spring and autumn are generally the most recommended times, thanks to milder temperatures and natural landscapes in bloom or autumn colors.

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