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Tour of the three Crypts: the Murgia and its rupestrian sites

Via Alessandro Volta 3/5 (0)
from/per group 200.00
  • Experiential tours
  • Matera
  • Private tour
  • Tour with Audio guides


Discover the Murgia and its rupestrian sites with this tour, through which you will visit three religious places hidden in Matera’s inland: Crypt of the Original Sin, Church of Santa Maria della Palomba, Crypt of San Michele Arcangelo.


♦ Transfer a/r;

♦ Entrance ticket to the Crypt of the Original Sin

♦ Entrance ticket to the Crypt of San Michele Arcangelo;

♦ Audioguide (only inside the Crypt of the Original Sin).

The fee does NOT include:

♦ Tourist guide;

♦ Meals and beverages (it is recommended to bring packed lunch);

♦ All that is not mentioned in “The fee includes”.

♦ Possible tips.


Your driver will take you to the Crypt of the Original Sin: a cave used as a church in the 9th century BC by Benedictine monks, completely frescoed by the skillful hand of the “Flower Painter of Matera.” Rediscovered back in 1963 by a group of passionate youngs of Matera, from being a flock shelter, the Crypt has become one of the must-see stops on a visit to the European Capital of Culture 2019.

The tour continues towards the Church of Madonna della Palomba, where inside it is possible to visit some hypogeal rooms: External Neviera; Refectory; Cellar; Cistern; Kitchen.

The third place to visit is the Crypt of San Michele Arcangelo, kept inside the Masseria Jesce in Altamura, which features frescoes referable to the mid-14th century, including a “deesis” (Byzantine iconography) attributable to Giovanni da Taranto, and a series of wall panels depicting episodes from the Marian cycle, painted by Didaco de Simone in the 17th century.


Duration:around 4 hours

Meeting point: Martulli Viaggi Agency in Via Alessandro Volta n. 3 – Matera

NB: photos are for promotional purposes only and do not constitute a travel contract.

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