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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…

Between nature and devotion

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…

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…

Gastronomic tour: bread and breadstamp of Matera workshop

In the past, bread was the most important food for poor peasants, therefore its making, its typical shape, the bread stamp, had an important role in the whole process. Visit of a typical bakery and tasting of some local products (Matera’s bread, focaccia, biscuits), hearing the story telling of the…

Calanchi Lucani

A trip to the enchanting moonscape in the more undiscovered Basilicata, the “Calanchi” valley, and up to Craco, also known as “the ghost town”. The old settlement was completely abandoned in the ‘60s due to quick landslide. Since then the place has kept a mysterious atmosphere. Transfer to the Crypt…

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.…

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.  

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…

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…

The hot-air balloon experience

A unique experience that remains in the memories forever. In the silence of dawn, hover in the air on a hot-air balloon to admire from above the Sassi of Matera, or the ghost town of Craco. The sweet currents will accompany your flight and gently there they will give unforgettable…

Sailing on the routes of the ancient Greeks

A day on a sailing boat from Policoro along the coast of the Ionian Sea until you reach the jagged beaches of Calabria, in front of the Castle of Roseto. We will not be able to resist taking a swim in these crystal waters, while our crew will prepare an…

Altamura. The typical bread and tits of nuns

15 km. from Matera, this town was founded by Emperor Frederick II. Visit to the Romanesque Cathedral, with the most beautiful front door in the Puglia. Stop over in a bakery to watch the making of the typical local bread. Small tasting. Not far from the Cathedral, the Monastery of…

Excursions to the Pollino National Park

The Pollino mountain, between Calabria and Basilicata, hosts the largest national park in Italy with its unspoiled nature and the imposing Bosnian Pines Easy hiking: Piano Ruggio, Belvedere del Malvento, Pino Loricato Moderate hiking: Casa del Conte, Lago Duglia, Pietra Castello, Grande Porta

Archaeo tour with wine cellar visit

Archaeological tour around the Greek colony of Metaponto, 40 km far from Matera. Visit to the Tavole Palatine, a gorgeous temple from the 6th century BC dedicated to the Greek goddess Hera. Transfer to the Museum of Magna Graecia, featuring an interesting collection of funeral items and archaeological finds from…

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