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Murgia and its rupestrian sites

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  • Experiential tours
  • Matera
  • Private tour
  • Tour with Audio guides


Murgia and its rupestrian sites

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.

The fee includes:

  • Transfer a/r;
  • Entrance ticket to the Crypt of the Original Sin
  • Entrance ticket to the Crypt of San Michele Arcangelo;
  • Audio Guide (only inside the Crypt of the Original Sin).

The fee does not include:

  • Tourist Guide;
  • Meals and beverages (it is recommended to bring a packed lunch);
  • All that was not mentioned in “The fee includes”;
  • Possible tips.

Duration: 4 hours

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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.


The order of visits and excursions may be subjected to variations for reasons of technical/organizational order.
Green Pass: for the full enjoyment of all services in the travel program, you must be in possession of a valid Green Pass (Green Certificate).

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