Matera

Matera, Italy
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by Isiwal
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Attractions

Hotels

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Tours & Activities

Climate & Best time to visit Matera

Climate in Basilicata:

Number of rainy days:

J Jan
F Feb
M Mar
A Apr
M May
J Jun
J Jul
A Aug
S Sep
O Oct
N Nov
D Dec
8
9
9
9
6
4
3
4
5
8
9
8

Best time to visit Matera:

Summer (June to August):

  • Summers in Basilicata are hot and dry, especially inland.
  • Daytime temperatures often exceed 30°C (86°F) in the valleys and lower plains.
  • Coastal areas enjoy slightly milder temperatures due to sea breezes.

Fall (September to November):

  • Fall brings more moderate temperatures.
  • Daytime highs range from 20-25°C (68-77°F) in September, decreasing to 15-20°C (59-68°F) in November.
  • Rainfall might increase during this season.

Winter (December to February):

  • Winters are generally mild, but temperatures can vary between coastal and inland areas.
  • Daytime temperatures typically range from 10-15°C (50-59°F), but they can be cooler in the mountains.
  • Snowfall occurs in the higher elevations of the Apennines.

Spring (March to May):

  • Spring brings pleasant weather and blooming landscapes.
  • Daytime temperatures range from 15-20°C (59-68°F) in March to 20-25°C (68-77°F) in May.
  • It's an excellent time for outdoor activities and exploring the region.

Money & Prices

Currency in Italy:

Euro (EUR)

How expensive is a trip to Matera?

Eating out:
Simple meal:
12.29 USD
Fast food meal:
8.93 USD
Mid-range meal:
33.50 USD
Bottle of water:
0.65 USD
Soft drink:
2.18 USD
Cappuccino:
1.93 USD
Local Beer:
4.47 USD
Transportation:
Public transport - one way ticket:
0.90 USD
Taxi - 1km:
1.78 USD
Accommodation:
Refer to the Hotels section for the most up-to-date accommodation prices.
* Prices are approximate. Make sure to check the latest exchange rates when planning your trip.

Cash vs Card, Tipping

While major credit cards like Visa and Mastercard are widely accepted, smaller establishments may prefer cash payments. It's a good idea to have a mix of both cash and cards, especially when exploring different regions in Italy.

ATMs, known as "bancomat" in Italian, are readily available in cities, towns, and tourist areas. They are usually found in banks, at post offices, and in commercial areas. However, in rural or remote areas, the availability of ATMs might be more limited, so it's advisable to carry sufficient cash in such situations.

Tipping is not obligatory or expected as much as in some other countries. However, rounding up the bill or leaving a small tip, especially in restaurants or cafes where service charge isn't included, is appreciated. It's common to round up the total or leave about 5-10% of the bill as a gesture of appreciation for good service.

Day Trips

Top Day Trips from Matera:

General information

Italy general information:

Electricity:
Voltage: 230 V, Frequency: 50 Hz
Sockets:
  • Type C (European 2-pin)
  • Type F (German 2-pin, side clip earth)
  • Type L (Italian 3-pin)

Visa & Travel Requirements

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