About us

About us

Get on board and discover Matera with total comfort

The Agency

Matera City Tour was born in 2012 from an idea of Piergiorgio Farina, an entrepreneur from Matera coming from a family that works in the transport and tourism sector for almost sixty years.

Due to the growing popularity of Matera, Piergiorgio worked hard to offer to the more and more tourists an alternative way to vist Sassi. That’s how since summer 2012 a touristic train runs through the main streets bringing tourists deep into the heart of Sassi, proud and symbol of the city all over the world.

The initiative immediately struck tourists and citizens themselves pushing the company to expand the offer with an open-top bus dedicated to bring tourists in less accessible places like the “Murgia Materana Park”, most known as Belvedere, and the “Crypt of the Original Sin”.

The untimely death of Piergiorgio, occurred on February 3rd 2015, did not allow him to see the realization of his project for which he was working hard. His passing has left a huge void, but also the desire to continue working to realize his dream. Therefore, the whole project is taken over by his sister Pina and his grandchildren Andrea and Alessia.

After months of work, Matera City Tour returns to the public in July 2015, in his new location in Via Rocco Scotellaro, with ecological open-top mini buses with a capacity of 18 seats, equipped with every comfort to a better user experience. Beside to the mini-buses we have once again “out of town” routes to allow tourists to reach other beautiful places like Belvedere or the “Crypt of the Original Sin”.