basilicata traditional food

Basilicata Traditional Food

Exclusive dinner with Basilicata Traditional Food

At Sextantio Albergo Diffuso Le Grotte della Civita it’s possible book in advance the whole XIII Century Church of the hotel for an exclusive dinner or event.
The evocative scenario of the location is unique: a deconsecrated church, lit solely by candles, with background classical music and a lit fireplace. The exclusive location therefore transforms into a fantastical place where guests can enjoy the Chef’s passion and local cuisine.


Local wines, or tisanes, teas, taralli crackers and snacks are instead the key ingredients for a typical aperitivo, or a time to relax in the mystical setting of the church or the terrace with sweeping views of the dramatic Murgia Materana.

Cooking course

Test your cooking know how using flour, eggs and a rolling pin! Our lessons with expert Chef in the rock hewn church dining area will satisfy your tastebuds and your soul. You will learn the ancient art of handmade pasta and discover authentic traditional Lucanian recipes to accompany your creations. Cavatelli, Orecchiette and Calzoni are just some of the typical dishes you will prepare and taste during your time with a very local ‘cuoca’, an experienced ‘mamma’ from Matera and the following exclusive dinner.