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Palombaro Lungo

Piazza Vittorio Veneto, Matera, Italy
+39 339 363 8332
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Rather unique and fascinating

A short visit absolutely worth to be allowed to know how water supply problem has been solved long... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Carlo S
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Lugano
Palombaro Lungo is a Human Engineering of Matera Collection System & Arches from the Existing Rock.

Don't hesitate visiting this expression of human engineering. For 3 euro you can get a tour in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Titus D
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Sri Lanka
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Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Piazza Vittorio Veneto, Matera, Italy
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A short visit absolutely worth to be allowed to know how water supply problem has been solved long time ago. Not to miss when in Matera.

Thank Carlo S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't hesitate visiting this expression of human engineering. For 3 euro you can get a tour in English that will take you down and explain the history. This short tour takes you down into the cisterns of Matera's Palombaro (water collection system). It's hard to...More

Thank Titus D
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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

While taking a break at a bench next to the entrance without checking what it is for we were invited by the guide to enter. The inside world was exciting to see and hear about.

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Tours go at certain times. We were lucky to have the tour in English. She spoke slowly and repeated the information if needed. She also had a torch to show us the different levels of water, shells,etc. The tours lasts about 20 minutes.

Thank Christine T
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

They compare it to Istanbuls cistern - no comparison. Guide takes you to the top of stairway to dark corner and hard to understand even in English. The history of the cisterns are interesting but not worth the guided tour.

Thank Marshmarig0ld
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

The guide Anna gave a very interesting talk. Her English was flawless and her enthusiasm much appreciated. Fascinating. Highly recommended.

Thank Chip319
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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed our visit in English. Guide spoke it very well and explained everything slowly and clearly since several members of the group weren't English.

Thank LMK63
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Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Impressive. Get inside to be humbled by the majesty of something unique. With a toddler I used a backpack to keep my daughter. No issues whatsoever.

Thank Fabio C
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Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

The English tour was interesting but the guide kept translating into French for a couple who didn't speak English which took a lot of time. It was a short tour so it was hard to ask questions. Fortunately the guide was available afterwards and answered...More

Thank Runner_Girl42_2
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Well worth the money as this cistern was bigger and more extraordinary than we had imagined. There are three tours in English every day. The lady doing ours was charming but quite difficult to understand so I think we missed a lot of the information...More

Thank Wilfredo-Bandedo
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