The Murgia Materana and the 3 Rocky sites

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450.00 per person

8.00 hours





The city of Matera, located in the Italian region of Basilicata, is famous for its incredible cave churches and artistic treasures that lie hidden in the heart of the stone. Among these, the Crypt of the Original Sin, the Madonna della Palomba and the Crypt of San Michele stand out. These underground places are true masterpieces of devotion, beauty and history, inspiring endless curiosity. Let's discover these hidden wonders together!

Nestled in the heart of the city of Matera, the Crypt of the Original Sin is an underground masterpiece that fascinates and enchants visitors. This hidden treasure is an extraordinary testimony to the rock art and spirituality that characterize the history of Matera. The walls of the crypt are adorned with striking frescoes, depicting biblical scenes rich in symbolism and meaning. Every detail, every brushstroke, conveys a sense of mystery and deep devotion. The beauty of this crypt is indescribable, and walking through its walls is like immersing yourself in an ancient and mystical world. The Crypt of Original Sin is truly an underground jewel that deserves to be discovered and admired.

The Madonna della Palomba is a fresco that enchants visitors with its beauty and devotion. Located in Matera, this artistic masterpiece catches the eye with its vivid colors and intricate details. Depicting the Madonna and Child, the fresco conveys a feeling of calm and serenity. The delicacy of the lines and the sweet expression of the faces are testimony to the mastery of the artist who created it. The Madonna della Palomba is a work of art that evokes a deep spiritual connection and aesthetic wonder, leaving visitors captivated by its magnetic presence.

In the heart of Matera, a city that preserves a unique artistic heritage in the world, there are the Crypt of San Michele and the Rupestrian Churches. These sacred places are authentic underground wonders, set in the stone that characterizes the city's landscape. The Crypt of St. Michael, in particular, is an architectural and artistic jewel, with frescoes that tell religious stories and symbolic representations of great value. The Rock Churches, on the other hand, are real art galleries carved into the rock, with paintings and sculptures that testify to the devotion and artistry of past centuries. These hidden treasures are an invitation to discover the beauty and spirituality that resides in the heart of Matera's stone. Matera, a thousand-year-old city, holds fascinating secrets in its crypts and rock churches. From the magnificence of the Crypt of the Original Sin to the delicacy of the fresco of the Madonna della Palomba, to the majesty of the Crypt of San Michele, these underground works of art bear witness to a history rich in devotion and beauty. Exploring these artistic treasures prompts us to reflect on the power of art to convey emotion and inspire our curiosity about the past.


  • In case of rain:  Bring an umbrella or K-Way
  • Comfortable: comfortable and suitable for the season and weather conditions
  • Drinks:  It is advisable to bring a reusable water bottl

Available languages

Italian, English


  • Nestled in the heart of the city of Matera, the Crypt of the Original Sin is an underground masterpiece that fascinates and enchants visitors.
  • The Madonna della Palomba is a fresco that enchants visitors with its beauty and devotion.
  • In the heart of Matera, a city that preserves a unique artistic heritage in the world, there are the Crypt of San Michele and the Rupestrian Churches.


  • Transfer:  The tour includes the return transfer from our agency located in Via Alessandro Volta n. 3/5 in Matera to the 3 Rocky sites and return to the same agency.
  • Audio guide:  During the guided tour of the crypt, each participant will have an audio guide that provides detailed explanations in different languages, allowing an in-depth understanding of the history and importance of the crypt.
  • Entrance ticket:  The cost of the entrance ticket of the 3 Rocky sites is already included in the price of the tour; This allows you to easily access the crypt without having to queue or worry about organizing the entrance independently.
  • Transfers included

Not included

  • Meals and drinks:  The tour does not include meals or drinks while visiting the Crypt of Original Sin. It is the responsibility of the participants to arrange their meals before or after the tour.
  • Physical Guide Service:  The tour does not include the presence of a physical tour guide while visiting the Crypt of Original Sin. However, an audio guide is provided to guide participants through the crypt and provide detailed information about its history and meanings.

Meeting point

Matera – Via Alessandro Volta, Matera, MT, Italia

Directions on departure

The meeting point for the tour of the 3 Rocky sites is located in Via Alessandro Volta 3/5, in the central area of the city. It is advisable to reach it on foot, as the road is not accessible to private transport. The nearest stop is Matera Central Station Piazza Matteotti, 10 min walk. Paid parking - Sant'Isidoro - Daily price (from 8:00 to 23:00) - 0,70€ / 30 min - Via Lanera, 16, 75100 Matera MT. - Paid parking - H24 (1,00€/hour) - In Via Pasquale Vena, 3, 75100 Matera MT.
Departure times


Departure from our agency:

We will meet at our agency located at Via Alessandro Volta n. 3/5 in Matera. Here, your professional driver will welcome you warmly and escort you to our private vehicle.

Panoramic transfer:

Brace yourself for a panoramic transfer that will leave you breathless! We'll traverse the region, allowing you to enjoy the spectacle of the landscape as we head towards our first stop.

Crypt of the Original Sin:

Our first destination is the legendary Crypt of the Original Sin, located approximately 10 km from the city of Matera. Explore its mysterious corridors and admire the frescoes depicting ancient biblical stories.

Madonna della Palomba:

After exploring the crypt, we'll head to the Madonna della Palomba, a fascinating work of art located right here in Matera. Get ready to be captivated by its beauty and devotion.

Crypt of San Michele:

Our final stop will take us to the Crypt of San Michele, situated in the rugged Murgia plateau between Matera and Altamura. Explore this hidden gem and be enchanted by the breathtaking frescoes adorning its walls.

Return to the agency:

After completing the exploration of the three stops, your private driver will accompany you back to the agency in Matera, ensuring you a comfortable and safe journey.

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 more information or additional questions, please feel free to contact the phone number below. Our team will be happy to provide you with all the information you need to ensure a memorable experience during the tour of Matera.

Contact Number: +39 0835334543 / +39 3284364400

We will be available to assist you with any necessary request or clarification, ensuring that your tour is organized flawlessly and smoothly.

The itinerary indicated in the program may be subject to change for 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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