Duration: Five days, four nights
Transfer: Provided for all excursions listed in the package
All meals of the package include: First and second course, entrée, and fruit or dessert. Mineral water is included. Wines and drinks will be charged separately based on consumption.
Our Suggestion: Wear sturdy rubber-soled shoes or bring a pair with you
Day 1 – Saturday, April 20th, 2019
Day 2 – Sunday, April 21, 2019
*The abandonment of the old houses transformed Craco into a ghost town often used as a film set for historical films and as a tourist destination through guided tours. The town is reached via a road that climbs from the valley up a hill, through a picturesque and suggestive landscape. Surrounded by fields and olive groves, the town is a single sculptural composition of the closely aligned houses nested on the limestone cliffs. Above the vaulted alleys and steep stairways rises a Norman tower and the 13th-century castle.
Day 3 – Monday, April 22, 2019
Easter Monday, also known as La Pasquetta, is a popular day to take a short break to the countryside to enjoy a picnic or an informal lunch with friends and family!!
*This 19th century Masseria is situated on the Agri river valley and it remembers the old days when everything was homemade, it’s an organic farm of more than 300 hectares. It is still possible to see "Podolic" cows, that means cows that still eat wild food and without any extra chemical feeding, these cows are also particular because they do not live in the stable but you can only see them pasturing. Because of this, the “podolic” cows produce a little quantity of high-quality milk.
This unique experience becomes even more memorable if shared with others.
A minimum number of six - eight person is required.
**Among others, the “cupa cupa” is one of the most original instruments created by the folkloristic inventiveness of poor people. It is a tambourine that produces a characteristic sound through the friction of a long reed on a membrane positioned on top of a terracotta or tin pot.
Day 4 – Tuesday, April 23, 2019
*The Sassi originated from a prehistoric settlement. The Sassi are houses dug into the calcarenitic rock. The Sassi and the Park of the Rupestrian Churches of Matera are the most outstanding, intact example of a prehistoric settlement in the Mediterranean region, perfectly adapted to its terrain and ecosystem. The first inhabited zone dates from the Palaeolithic, while later settlements illustrate a number of significant stages in human history, from 1992 has inscribed on the World Heritage List.
Matera is rich in so many different sites. According to your interests, we will be happy to make you visit some of the following.
Please let us know, in order for us to further customize your bespoke tour with your guide.
Casa Grotta (A traditional old cave home);
Chiesa Rupestre (Cave churches);
Palombaro Lungo ( the hugest water system lying under the town’s main square;
Casa Cava (the unique example of negative tufa escavation from 17th century, recovered to become an auditorium);
Palomba Sculpture Park (setting in an old Tufa mine, it boasts a permanent exhibition of metal sculpture of international contemporary Artists);
Modern Art Museum
Museum of Contemporary Sculpture (one of the best of Europe)
Museum of Olive Oil (an 15th and 16th century rock press in the heart of the historical center)
Day 5 – Wednesday, April 24, 2019