Itineraries

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The Story of Man

Guided tour of the Sassi of Matera Visiting the Sassi of Matera means having an out-of-time journey through the traces of the uninterrupted presence of the man in this area, from the Paleolithic to the present days. Through the many extraordinary sceneries of Sassi you will spot the main stages of the evolution of human…

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Between nature and devotion

Suggested itineraries for Matera Trekking on the murgia. Madonna degli Angeli Visiting the Sassi of Matera and the Archaeological Park of Natural Rock Hewn Churches means getting lost in the paths of an ancient and rocky landscape of huge charm. Man has lived in this area for hundreds of thousands years by setting up in…

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Night guided tour to the Sassi of Matera

The historian Leantro Alberti who visited Matera in 1550 wrote that the Sassi at night had “a good likeness of the clear serene sky embellished with clear and shining stars”. The visit of Sassi in a night scene still has a unique charm. During the visit you will walk along the paths that best represent…

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Gastronomic tour: bread and mozzarella

Departure at 7.00 am and visit of a typical bakery and tasting of some local products (the Matera’s bread, the focaccia, biscuits). 8.00 am: transfer to the “caseificio” and view the making of mozzarella by hand and the “caciocavallo” cheese workshop. Length: max 4 hours. Tasting included.…

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Matera cycling tour

A guided cycling tour departing from the Sassi, the Baroque town and some of the new Matera districts (where the Sassi inhabitants transferred in the fifties). Length: 3 hours. Included: hybrid bike rental and tourist guide.…

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Matera’s hills

Visit to Montescaglioso, home to the region’s most important Benedictine monastery, and Miglionico, a small medieval town home to Castello del Malconsiglio, setting for the “Barons’ Conspiracy” to assassinate the King of Naples, Ferdinand I of Aragon in 1485, a conspiracy which ended with the slaughter of the barons in the Sala del Malconsiglio (Hall…

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Magna Grecia. Archeo tour

Visit to archaeological digs in Metaponto, an ancient colony of Magna Grecia. The sacred area, theatre and potters’ district are still clearly visible. Tavole Palatine, a splendid temple from the 6th century BC dedicated to Hera is not too far away. Visit to the Museum of Magna Grecia, with an interesting collection of funeral items…

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La via dei calanchi

Trip to the enchanting lunar landscape in the more undiscovered Basilicata. You will stop in the abandoned village of Craco, the Rabatana in Tursi, a 5th century village, and the Anglona Sanctuary, with its medieval frescoes. Length: max 6 hours. Transfer included, entrance fees excluded.…

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Venosa and the wine cellars

Transfer to Venosa (60 min.), birthplace of the Latin poet Horatio (Carpe Diem). Visit the Archaeological Park, the “Abbazia della Trinità” and the “Incompiuta”. Visit a typical vineyard with tasting of Aglianico (the local red wine), olive oil and the typical cheese of the Vulture area. Length: max 5 hours. Transfer and wine tasting included,…

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I trulli di Alberobello

Light walking in the town of Alberobello, a World Heritage site and home to thousands of curious round stone “trulli”. Length: max 5 hours. Transfer included, entrance fees excluded.…

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Castel del Monte and king Friederick II

A unique piece of medieval military architecture, Castel del Monte is a successful blend of elements from classical antiquity, the Islamic Orient and north European Cistercian Gothic. This was completed by Friederick II in the 13th century and was elected UNESCO Heritage Site in 1996. Length: max 4 hours. Transfer included, entrance fees excluded.…

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The Lucanian Dolomites

Journey to Pietrapertosa (90 min.), in the Park of Gallipoli Cognato and the Lucanian Dolomites. Head towards the Saracen fortress, almost entirely carved out of rock, which offers a marvelous panoramic view of the Basento valley. At the foot of the castle follow a path and enter the forest. Go down to the Della Rossa…

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