My name is Vito Rondinone and I am a local, licensed and passionate tour guide. Matera is the city I love. I am very happy to be born and raised here, in one of the most unique places in the world.
When I was a kid, and the Sassi of Matera were still mostly abandoned, they were a sort of big playground for me and my friends. I used to play like a little Indiana Jones, exploring old streets, alleys, caves and abandoned houses, feeding my passion for history and for my hometown.
But I also love to travel and to explore the world. When I was 19 I moved to Modena, in the north of Italy for my University Master Degree, after which I spent some years working in Portugal, United Kingdom and in Rome, also traveling and backpacking as much as I could. I have spent lots of my time all over Europe and yet then I have chosen to live in Matera. And here, doing this wonderful job,for me is like traveling everyday. I have great time meeting people from all around the world, showing them things I love. Anyone who knows me says I’ve always been a tour guide, since the great passion I have always had about cultural and historical beauty.
As a true local, I offer you a walking tour that is an authentic and deep experience of my city. Is not just the tons of books I’ve studied and the archive research I carry out with passion (recently my research on the history of public lighting in Matera earned me the ''Antros'' award for the best article published in the magazine Mathera). Because Matera is more than a musem. It’s the city of mine and my ancestors, with a unique history which is intertwined with that of my family. And Matera has a so alive present, costantly evolving. So in my tours I also put my history and unique perspective. So come and discover Matera.
I look forward to make you love it.

Vito Rondinone - Matera Private Tours
Vito Rondinone, local tour guide in Matera
An early site inspection in the Sassi when I was a little younger
An early survey in the Sassi when I was a little younger
Private Wine Cellar in Sassi - Matera Private Tours
Showing my private family wine cellar in the Sassi
Vito Rondinone guida turistica Matera
Here I am the traveller, on Etna

Private guided tours in the Sassi of Matera

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