Sassi in Miniatura

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Location: Via Fiorentini, 82, 75100 Matera MT.
(40.66760949577639, 16.610038540081483)
Open: APR to OCT daily 8:30-21.
NOV to MAR daily 8:30-19.
Classification: SubterraneaSubterranea Museum
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Guided tours: self guided
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Address: Sassi in Miniatura by Rizzi Eustachio, Via Fiorentini, 82, Matera 75100, Tel: +39-0835-334031, Cell: +39-339-1371413, Cell: +39-328-9272618. E-mail:
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1993 inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
MAY-1996 Eustachio Rizzi starts with the miniatures.


The exhibition Sassi in Miniatura is located inside a cave house which is used as exhibition space. It was started by Eustachio Rizzi in May 1996, and he worked constantly for three long years until he had created a model of the Sassi. Many of his miniatures were duplicated in ceramics and are sold in the integrated shop.