Bread experience in Matera Tasting Workshop

5 of 5 stars
70.00 per person

1.00 hours





Discover the charm of the Matera Bread Laboratory and immerse yourself in the magical world of traditional bread. With a tour you will have the opportunity to explore every corner of this workshop, discovering the secrets of the art of baking. In addition, we will unveil the mysteries of the use of stamps for Matera bread, making this ancient tradition even more fascinating. Get ready to be amazed and inspired by the wonderful universe of bread!

Discover the charm of the Matera Bread Laboratory and immerse yourself in a unique experience. Located in the heart of Matera, this workshop offers you the opportunity to discover the secrets of traditional bread production. Here you can watch live demonstrations of the skilled bakers as they knead, stamp and bake bread according to ancient traditions. You will be fascinated by the scents that waft through the air and you will be able to enjoy freshly baked bread directly from the hands of the experts. The Matera Bread Laboratory is a place where history and culture come together to offer you an unforgettable experience. Don't miss the opportunity to visit it and discover everything you need to know about Matera's bread.

A tour into the world of Matera's bread will allow you to explore the depths of this ancient culinary tradition. Through an engaging and interactive experience, you will be able to immerse yourself in the history and art of Matera baking. You will discover the secrets of traditional recipes passed down from generation to generation and learn the techniques to create the perfect bread. Thanks to this workshop, you will be able to closely observe every step of the production process, from the selection of ingredients to cooking in the wood-fired oven. You will be fascinated by the skills of the master bakers and you will be able to appreciate the love and dedication they put into their work. A tour into the world of Matera's bread is an unmissable opportunity to fully immerse yourself in this ancient culinary art.

The secrets of the use of Matera bread stamps are fascinating and mysterious. These stamps, traditionally made of olive wood, give Matera bread its characteristic decorative appearance. But how exactly do you use these stamps? Technique is all about precision and craftsmanship. Before baking the bread, the artisans gently press the stamps onto the surface of the dough, creating unique and distinctive designs. This process requires a steady hand and a deep knowledge of local traditions. Each stamp contains a story and a meaning that is passed down through the generations, making Matera's bread an authentic work of art to be tasted. The Matera Bread Workshop is a fascinating experience that allows you to immerse yourself in the ancient world of bread-making. With the tour, you can discover up close the secrets of the art of bread making and the use of stamps, symbols of tradition and identity. The question remains, how can we preserve these ancient techniques and keep them alive in the modern world?


  • Comfortable clothing suitable for the season and weather
  • Appetite 
  • Curiosity 
  • Camera or smartphone to capture special moments

Available languages

Italian, English


  • Discover the charm of the Matera Bread Laboratory and immerse yourself in a unique experience.
  • A tour into the world of Matera's bread will allow you to explore the depths of this ancient culinary tradition.


  • Guided tasting:  In addition to sampling the famous local specialty, you'll be able to savor the exquisite focaccia of the region, accompanied by a glass of selected wine.
  • Practical demonstrations:  Opportunity to witness practical demonstrations of the bread-making process, including steps such as kneading, proofing, and baking.
  • Active participation:  Chance for participants to actively engage in the bread-making process, such as shaping and molding the dough or contributing to the decoration of the loaves.

Not included

  • Pick-up service (on request)
  • All that was not mentioned in “The fee includes”
  • Transfer non inclusi

Meeting point

Matera – Via Nazionale, 52, 75100 Matera MT - Panificio Perrone

Directions on departure

"The start and the meeting place are located in Via Nazionale, at Il Forno Perrone n.52. We recommend that you arrive at least 15 minutes before the scheduled time to register and prepare for the start of the experience. The nearest stop is Matera Central Station Piazza Matteotti, 15 minutes walk. The parking lot could be near the Perrone Bakery or in a surrounding area. The exact location depends on availability and local parking rules..
Departure times


Welcome to the Ancient Bakery:

Begin your journey into Matera's ancient bread tradition at the Ancient Bakery, a must-visit destination for food enthusiasts and culinary history buffs alike.

Bakery Exploration:

Explore the essence of Matera's traditional bread through engaging experiential workshops. Uncover secrets preserved over centuries in the city's ancient ovens, immersing yourself in Matera's bread-making history and culture. Tune your senses to the vivid colors, crisp sounds, and enticing aromas of the Ancient Bakery. Listen to fascinating stories from master bakers who will guide you through Matera's millennia-old bread history and reveal the secrets of its unique recipe. Taste the fusion of tradition and innovation in the extraordinary art of Matera's bread-making.

Traditional Bread Workshop:

Dive into the roots of bread tradition in the charming Sassi di Matera. Get your hands dirty and create your own loaf of Traditional Bread under the expert guidance of our master bakers. Experience a unique blend of history and modernity as you craft something authentic and unforgettable.


Conclude your sensory journey with a tasting of the Ancient Bakery's exquisite products. Pair your tastings with a glass of selected Lucanian wine for a complete culinary experience. The overall duration of the journey is approximately one and a half hours, during which you can choose to interact in either English or Italian.

Useful information

• Cancellation or postponement due to adverse weather conditions:
- In the event of adverse weather conditions, such as heavy rain or storms, we reserve the right to cancel or postpone the excursion to ensure the safety and comfort of all participants.
Safety is our top priority.

• Cancellation Policy:
- Cancellation requests should be sent by email to
- A full refund is only possible if the cancellation request is received at least 3 days before the scheduled departure date of the tour. Otherwise, the full cost of the tour will be charged.

• Cancellation within 3 days of departure:
- If the cancellation is made within 3 days of the tour departure date, 100% of the tour fee will be charged as cancellation fee. This policy is applied to guarantee the reservation of services and to cover any costs already incurred.

For further information or additional questions, please feel free to contact the following phone numbers. Our team will be happy to provide you with all the information you need to ensure a memorable experience during the Matera tour.

Contact Number: +39 0835334543 / +39 3284364400

We will be available to assist you with any requests or clarifications needed, ensuring that your tour is organized impeccably and without any issues.

*The itinerary outlined in the program may be subject to changes due to operational reasons or unforeseen circumstances (especially weather conditions). However, the number and quality of visits and excursions will be maintained. Any changes will not entitle you to refunds.

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