In the Sasso Barisano we recommend the following sites:

The Convento of Sant’Agostino, was built in 1593 upon the old rupestrian Crypt of St. Julian (XII cen.)

Chiesa di San Pietro Barisana rock hewn church with built facade and bell tower.

Madonna delle Virtù and San Nicola dei Greci are two rock hewn churches upon each other. Important exhibitions are organized throughout the year.

Chiesa di San Pietro Caveoso, built in 1218, it’s one of the most representative places in the town. Inside, a lot of 1600 and 1700 frescoes Stucchi and polyptics can be admired.

Casa grotta di Vico Solitario, is a reproduction of an old farmers’ house and the life forms in it. Next to it an ice cysters (Neviera) and the small rock church of San Pietro in Monterrone;

Santa Maria di Idris on the top of a big cliff, with the church of San Giovanni in Monterrone at its rear.

Santa Lucia alle Malve, an old church once house to a monks community; on its roof an ancient necropolis can be visited.

Convicinio di S. Antonio, a neighbourhood formed by 4 rock-hewn curches (San Primo, Sant’Eligio, San Donato e Sant’Antonio);

Santa Maria de Armenis is another old benedictine settlement. Site for the brotherhood of S.Francesco da Paola up to 1774.This church consists of one central nave with barrel vault and a lowered arch dividing the aula from the presbytery.

Bruno Buozzi you will find on your right two palombari (cysterns for water collection).

Once at the top of Via Bruno Buozzi uphill, turn right and you will reach the boulevard of Via Ridola where you can find good restaurants where to spend the night.

Walking along Via Ridola, you will get to P.zza Vittorio Veneto, where you can find a set of underground spaces and the so called Palombaro Lungo, a huge cistern which could contain about 5 mln liters water. Guided tours in English available at 10.30 a.m. /12.00 a.m / 3.30 p.m. / 5.00 p.m. / 6.30 p.m.

Opposite the Sassi there is the Parco della Murgia Materana with its plentiful caves and its some 150 rupestrian churches. It is also possible to reach it through walking paths. The two sides of the ravine are linked by a wooden bribge.

At about 10 Km outside the town there is the Cripta del peccato Originale with an extraordinary set of frescoes depicting the Old and New Testament. Booking needed.

In Recinto Cavone 9, at about 100 mt from the Cathedral, there is Casa Noha, in which a virtual tour into the thousands-year-old history of the town is offered. Opening times: April – October: 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.; November – March 10 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.