Matera Capital of Culture 2019

Matera, in the South of Italy, is thought to be one of the longest continually inhabited human settlements in the world.

On this comprehensive three day tour, you will have the chance to become one of the few people ever to have seen the Benedictine 'crypt of the original sin' dating from the Lombard period.

In addition to this, the awe-inspiring sight of the palpombaro lungo awaits you in Matera. This enormous cistern, which still supplies the city to this day, has been compared to an underground cathedral. Truly not to be missed.

A guided day trip out to the hauntingly beautiful ghost-town of Craco really offers you something special. On your way back to Matera, stop at San Giuliano Nature Reserve to enjoy the beauty of the lake and skies. End your trip on a high note with a delicious 3 course farewell dinner.

Our price includes:

3 nights BB 3* accommodation in superbly reviewed, central property

Airport transfers

Coach transfers to and from activities and sightseeing

Full day guide for Matera city tour

Full day guide for excursion to Craco

Entrance to crypt of the original sin

Entrance to the stunning Palombaro Lungo

Entrance to San Pietro church

Entrance to Matera's contemporary sculpture museum

Entrance to one Craco site

3-course farewell dinner

​"The staff were fantastic... nothing was too much trouble. Thanks so much for finding it for us... I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it" Theatre Tour Specialist

​"It was absolutely wonderful - they loved every aspect of the tour - please say a big thank you to everyone involved" Concert Tour Organiser