Matera European Capital of Culture

Departure guaranteed every day upon reservation.

Code: EXP-33

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Matera, European Capital of Culture and Unesco Heritage Site, is one of the oldest city in the world. Its territory preserves old settlements dating back to the Paleolithic Age. Matera is, the so-called, city of the “Sassi” (Stones); the original town developed from natural caves dug into the rock, then shaped into even more complex structures such as the two big natural amphitheaters, Sasso Caveoso and Sasso Barisano. Visit a cave-house entirely and typically furnished to understand the customs and traditions of the inhabitants of the ancient Sassi districts, before their abandonment. Also, visit to a Cave Church, dating back to the 8th Century, the most important in the history of Matera.
At the end of the walk, visit to a bakery and tasting of Matera bread, which has become an IGP product thanks to its historical and organoleptic qualities.

At the end of the guided tour, a lunch based on Lucanian dishes awaits us, a traditional cuisine, made of vegetables, legumes and cereals with an economical use of meat. We are accommodated in a typical room carved into the rock, with stone barrel ceilings in the Sassi district.

*Optional and exclusive: the Matera tour by “Calessino” (a modern, eco-friendly, three-wheeled “carriage”), the only vehicle enabled to access the ancient streets of the Sassi while comfortably seated and living precious moments in maximum comfort.



08:30 a.m.
Meeting with the partecipants and departure for Matera

09:30 a.m.
Arrival and starting of guided city tour

11:00 a.m.
Tasting of Matera IGP bread

12:30 p.m.
Lunch in a rustic restaurant, in the Sassi area.

03:00 p.m.
Departure for the return

04:00 p.m.
End of the experience



  • means of transport: Mercedes/Ford car or minivan
  • italian/english guide
  • cave-house ticket
  • Rocky Church ticket
  • Typical lunch
  • Matera IGP bread tasting
  • insurance



Meeting point: hotel accomodation



Experience guaranteed for min. 2 persons
Medium/low difficulty level – suitable for adults and children

Free Private Roundtrip transfer included, from the accommodation to the experience starting. Max range 40 km

On request:
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Guide in a different language
Tour in Calessino
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