35 - Matera European Capital of Culture 2019

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Matera, 2019 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.

"Matera bread" is a fragrant and perfumed type of bread, in a round or “cornetto” shape, symbol of the city of Matera. It is entirely made with double-milled durum wheat semolina and natural yeast. Great to taste!

*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 to Matera

09:30 a.m.
Arrival and guided city tour of the UNESCO site

12:00 p.m.
Tasting of Matera IGP bread

12:30 p.m.
Free time

01:30 p.m.
Return to the meeting point

02:30 p.m.
End of the experience

  • means of transport
  • italian/english guide
  • cave-house ticket
  • Rocky Church ticket
  • Matera IGP bread tasting
  • insurance

Meeting point: on request


Experience guaranteed for min. 2pax.
Medium/low difficulty level - suitable for adults and children

On request: Experience in Calessino, with additional cost

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