MATERA TOUR, A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE
The Matera Tour is something you must do once in life. Matera is the European Capital 2019. It is one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
It’s a Unesco World Heritage site which has inspired romances, poems, and movies. Its main centre of attraction is the “sassi rocks”which are a series of grottoes that make the old town of Matera.
THE OLD TOWN AND ITS CARVE
Matera is unique with narrow lanes, houses and churches all carved out of rock.
The town centre, the oldest part of town, was built on the edge of a bare plateau where a high rocky mount looms over the spot where a valley descends to the long deep river-ravine.
This is where you’ll now find the town cathedral and the fairly typical Italian town centre. The town’s main historical museum, the Museo Nazionale Ridola, contains exhibits from distant eras of Basilicata’s past, from prehistory to the Roman age. (It is closed Monday mornings; a small entrance charge).
Nearby, Palazzo Lanfranchi houses the Museo Nazionale d’Arte Medievale e Moderna della Regione Basilicata – an art museum incorporating the Pinacoteca D’Errico.
It has lots of religious paintings by southern painters and, more interestingly, the Centro Carlo Levi. It contains a range of paintings by the twentieth-century artist and writer who is a part of this region’s modern history.
MATERA TOUR, A DIVE IN ANCIENT TIMES
Sardatur has arranged the perfect Matera Tour. This cultural Experience package includes: BA Flights, transfers, 4 nights in 4* Hotel Le Grotte della Civita, a stunning hotel in the cave and the tour. The Hotel itself will be a dive into the past, it will be an unforgettable stay.
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