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Things to do in Matera

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Matera. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Matera attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Matera to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Matera.

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  • Metaponto

    Metaponto has sandy, uncrowded beaches and a collection of lidos. An ancient Greek settlement, it was a resting spot for Spartacus and Pythagoras. More
  • The Carlo Levi Center

    The Carlo Levi Center has many of the author-cum-artist's paintings on view. More

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