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Car rental companies in Matera

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  • LocautoRent

    8.4 (1723)
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  • Avis

    7.9 (6126)
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  • Enterprise

    8.1 (2011)
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Matera Guide


Matera is magnificently situated above a rocky gorge in the easterly province of Basilicata. With 55,000 people, this historic town is in the heart of a prehistoric settlement, remains of which are featured in the National Museum. Explore this fabulous historical place by opting for car hire in Matera with us. Its a popular choice of transportation for many visitors to the area.

Explore Matera

This town features the two famous quarters of Sassa Caveoso and Sasso Barisano. Most of these 'sassi' or houses are made from rocks and have been constructed on the side of the hill in tiers. Small walls, steps, pebbles and chimneys composed the interior and exterior features of these abodes. However, back in 1960 most of the dwellers were relocated and now squatters occupy the remaining sassi.

Matera also takes pride in its marvellous, creatively designed and well-structured churches. At the highest point of town stands a cathedral built in the 13th century. Its interior is adjourned with a rosette in stone symbolizing the Wheel of Life. Inside, you can see the remains of the patron saint of Madara, Madonna della Bruna. Other old churches within the vicinity are the San Giovanni Battista constructed in 13th century, which was built in honour of St. John the Baptist and San Francesco d' Assisi featuring stuccos, paintings and many more.

Meanwhile, small churches hewn out of the rock can also be found in the region surrounding Matera. These sites proved that long time ago, monks and sheep-rearing communities lived there.  Tourists must visit I Sassi, one of the most historical sites in Matera, which has been known to existed long before Christ was born. Tourists are impressed by its varied frescas in the 'grotte' or caves carved out of a mountain made of limestone.

Accommodating, cosy and affordable hotels are scattered around Matera, which cater to the needs of tourists around the world. The Sant' Angelo Hotel, Locanda San Martino Hotel, Hotel Sassi, L'hotel in Pietra, and Caveso Hotel are just some of these that offers luxurious service.


Palese Airport, also referred to as Bari Karol Wojtyla Airport, is located an hours drive north of Matera. If the airport is your arrival destination you can still purchase cheap car hire in Matera with us, and your vehicle will be ready for your arrival. To secure a booking, save time in queues at the airport and to save on airport transfers, prebook car hire in Matera online.

With so many great attractions to occupy tourists getting to see all of them can be quite tricky with limited public transport. The majority of tourists visiting the area of Matera and its beautiful surroundings decide to opt for car hire. Driving the roads here is very simple and almost relaxing with such spectacular scenery around you. Prebook car hire in Matera online, before leaving for your travels, to receive the cheapest prices and best deals.

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To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

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What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

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Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.

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