Being only one of two provinces in Basilicata, Matera offers the visitor a wide range of things to do and see. It's a great place to come for those who love nature and photography as the surroundings around Matera accommodation always provide great photo opportunities. A great opportunity for taking photos is at the Gallipoli Cognato Natural Park because you will find all sorts of wildlife and is a great place to birdwatch. See birds of prey like eagles, peregrine falcons and owls as well as wildcats, porcupines and badgers. For more national parks, holiday apartments Matera are also close to the San Giuliano National Park and the Pantano of Policoro Woods, a WWF Oasis. The parks also offers the chance to explore nature in different ways, for example you can take a trekking excursion or go cycling or horse riding.
A must-see place to visit while holidaying in Matera accommodation is the SassiMatera. The UNESCO World Heritage Site attracts many visitors because of the unique structure and architecture of the houses there. The houses are stacked on top of each other and are built inside the rock. They are linked by narrow streets and wide stairways and although they're now uninhabited, you can still visit some of the original houses and some of the caves have even been converted into restaurants. For a beach holiday, holiday apartments Matera are situated along 18.6 miles of coastline and the main resorts by the sea include Policoro, Metaponto and Pisticci. To discover more of the surrounding area though, Matera accommodation provides the perfect chance to travel to nearby region Apulia and explore the Bari province and the Calabria region where you can visit the Cosenza province.