Accessible tourism

This section provides useful information for people with disabilities and special needs who want to access the city and discover it. We are setting up a website with all the useful information about how to get to Matera, how to travel in and around it, interesting sites and contacts for further information. This section is being constantly updated.

The portal aims to register bottom-up initiatives that are promoting accessibility services. If you would like to report your initiative so that it can be included in our digital Tourist Information Service you can send an email to and provide all the data necessary to add the project/service to the platform.

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parking spaces for disabled people

Tourist Information Centre

the reference institutional information centre is the website Other private information centres are located throughout the city and are directly managed by visitor centres and tour operators. For further information please contact the Tourism Office of the Municipality of Matera –

– Via De Viti De Marco, 9
0835 331983  
– Piazza Vittorio Veneto
0835 406464
0835 408816


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Ferrovie Appulo Lucane cares about the needs of people with disabilities and reduced mobility, who wish to travel by train and by bus. You can communicate your needs at least 24 hours before departure, so that assistance can be properly organised. Refer to the contacts listed below with reference to the carrier and the lines.

Railway line Bari–Matera and Altamura–Gravina: Bari Scalo Station manager’s tel. number 080/5725524;

Bari Centrale Station manager’s tel. number 080/5725721 –342/186478

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Bus route – Bari –Altamura –Gravina –Matera: contact Bari Scalo Bus Depot, tel. number 080/5725519 –080/5725520

Bus routes in the area around Matera and direct bus service Matera-Bari: contact Matera Serra Rifusa Bus Garage, tel. number 080/5725730 – 080/5725731

Bus service in the area of Potenza and Lagonegro: contact Bus depot in Potenza, tel. number 0971/ 603243 –0971/603229

For any further information call the following numbers: toll-free phone number 800 050 500; customer service 080/5725421

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The buses running within the city of Matera are equipped with wheelchair-friendly facilities. Every bus is provided with priority seats for disabled people. Check the bus timetables on the official website:

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The “K. Wojtyla” airport in Bari Palese provides several services for disabled passengers upon requests including assistance during both embarking and disembarking and all transfers within the airport, a dedicated car park and the “Sala Amica”.

To request the service click here

Bari Palese airport is linked to the city of Matera by shuttle buses and is fully accessible to people with reduced mobility.

For further information and timetables click here

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The centre of Matera is a Restricted Traffic Zone. Consult the file available here to check the activation times of the gates.

Vehicles for the disabled must request access in advance by either sending an email to or by calling the toll-free number 800-091980 within 48 hours following the access to the city centre.

Access to the Centre for Non-Residents
Vehicles which have the appropriate badge can be parked free of charge in the parking spaces with yellow stripes reserved for the disabled and in the parking spaces with blue stripes.

On Saturdays, on Sundays and during all public holidays, some streets in the centre of Matera are closed to vehicles and are only accessible to pedestrians. Click here to see the special measures to facilitate the mobility of disabled people.


Taxi booking:

Chiffi Luigi
Piazza Matteotti
Tel.: +39 (0)835 261299
Mobile: +39 333 2685173

Gentile David
Via Caravelli, 10 – 75100 Matera (MT)
Tel.: + 39 (0)835 385073 – Cell.: + 39 338 2500494
Established in 2009
Located in the city centre
Service available all year round.
Language spoken: English
24h service – max 6 people allowed.
Both Credit and Debit Cards are accepted.

Micciantuono Sabino
Piazza Matteotti
Mobile: + 39 380 5073855
Established in 2009
24h service

Sassi Service
Via Dei Messapi, 11
Tel.: + 39 (0)835 1971334 – Mobile: + 39 328 5854231
Established in 2009
Service available
LANGUAGES SPOKEN: English and French
NOTE: in and out of town shuttle service is available along with tours of both the Sassi districts and the Murgia high plateau.

It is possible to rent wheelchairs at:

Via padre Giovanni Minozzi, 17
+39 0835 336607

Via Lucana, 121
+39 0835 261285

Luggage can be stored at
Vico I° Cappelluti n.11 – 75100 Matera
+39 0835 185 6939

Wheelchairs can be rented at:

Via Padre Giovanni Minozzi, 17
+39 0835 336607

Via Lucana, 121
+39 0835 261285

Luggage can be left at 

Vico I° Cappelluti n.11 – 75100 Matera –
+39 0835 185 6939


Matera has invested in sustainable mobility, which will allow you to get the most out of the city. Although it is a rather small city, it is recommended that you plan your transfers in advance. Cars are only allowed within the ancient Sassi districts of the town during specified times and in designated areas. The two main entrances to the Sassi are via D’Addozio (near the “Villa Comunale” at the roundabout between via Rosselli and via Lucana) and via Bruno Buozzi (between via Ridola and via Lucana), which respectively give access to the “Sasso Barisano” and Via Bruno Buozzi.
The main car parks shown on Google Maps are mentioned below so as to make planning your itinerary easier.

Tourist buses arriving in the city are advised to follow the signs for Matera Centro. Short stops for picking up and dropping off passengers can be made in Piazza della Visitazione and in Via Castello. Buses can be parked for longer periods in the terminal in Piazza della Visitazione, in the Grassani Bus parking area in Via dell’Artigianato – zona paip 1, and at “Autoparco di Matera” in Contrada Pantano. Car parks and multi-storey car parks are located in Via Lanera, in Via Saragat, in Via Vena, in Piazza Firrao, in Via La Malfa, in Piazza Matteotti and Piazza della Visitazione. Caravans and camper vans can park on the top level of the car park in via Saragat and in via dei Normanni. There are also numerous private car parks for caravans, campers and tents served by shuttle buses to the Sassi districts and the historic centre, such as the Agriturismo Masseria del Pantaleone, the Agriturismo Le Matinelle and the Masseria Radogna.

Public areas for parking campers:

Camper area Parco Serra Venerdi – Via dei Normanni
Parco Serra Venerdì: Via dei Normanni; tel. + 39 327 1135220,
The camper area is equipped with electricity, camper service, toilets, laundromat, wi-fi internet, ecological island for recycling and shuttle service to the city centre, which is just fifteen minutes away. Pets are welcome.

Matera camper area – contrada Pedale della palomba
The parking lot is equipped with all comforts: camper service, electricity, toilets, showers, washbasins, washing machine service, free wi-fi, separate waste collection facilities, free shuttle service to the city centre. Pets are allowed.

Masseria Radogna camper area – Contrada Murgia Timone
The camper area, which is immersed in the park of the Murgia plateau, has ample space and all the basic services: electricity, dump station with drinking water, toilets, panoramic routes on foot and by bicycle, shuttle service upon reservation.

Camper area at Via Saragat parking lot
The parking of campers and caravans is allowed on the ground floor.

There are also private areas such as:

Palomba Kartodromo camper area
Equipped, guarded and partly shaded parking area for campers, toilets, warm showers, electricity column, dump station, coffee shop, food&beverage. The shuttle service to the historic center is included in the fee. Pets are allowed.

Matera car park and camper area – Contrada pantano
Parking lot available for trucks, vans, buses, cars and campers. Reserved for heavy and light vehicles as well as campers, the area is equipped with electricity for campers and refrigerated vehicles, internal night surveillance system. Car wash, assistance and maintenance services are provided by a mechanical workshop. Roadside assistance is available with an agreed structure.

Tenuta Lamacchia camper area
The camper area at Tenuta Lamacchia has all basic services for campers, such as electricity, draining of wastewater, supply of drinking water, wood-burning oven for cooking or grilling outdoors. On request a shuttle service is available to reach the city center in just seven minutes.

Masseria del Pantaleone camper area
The camper area of Masseria del Pantaleone is provided with black tanks, electrical hook-ups, connection to drinking water and grey water tanks, toilets and showers with hot water. On request, the shuttle service is available to reach the city centre, which is just 2 kilometers away. The meeting room is available for guests. It is also possible to set up tents.

Le Matinelle camper area
The campsite is provided with toilets, showers, water, electricity and shuttle service to the city centre.

Agricampeggio Nonna Rosa
The Nonna Rosa campsite is equipped with dump stations, sewer, electrical hook-ups, sink for dishes and dirty clothes, shower, toilets. Barbecue corner available on request.


Car park in Via Lanera (recommended)
Car park in Piazza Cesare Firrao
Car park in Piazza Kennedy Via Cappelluti
Car park in Via Lucana
Car park in  Piazza della Visitazione Via Aldo Moro – FAL Railway Station (work in progress)


Car park in Via Rocco Scotellaro
Car park “Autoservizi Damasco” (since it is located in a traffic restricted area ( ZTL) – call Autoservizi Damasco to be authorized)

The car parks above mentioned are all situated in the city centre near the Sassi districts.
Via Lucana and the main streets of Matera in the city centre operate “Pay & Display” schemes in parking spaces with blue lines, where you will need to purchase a ticket and display it on the dashboard or windscreen of the vehicle.

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