Matera

The oldest city in Europe

Matera is the oldest city in Europe the third oldest cities in the world, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site and European Capital of Culture 2019. Matera sits like a giant sculpture in the center of the Murgia plateau.

We will visit the ancient town, known as the Sassi, where homes, churches and reservoirs were dug out of caves. The Sassi has its roots in prehistory, preserved almost intact to this day. We’ll discover hidden treasures in churches carved into the stone and painted by Byzantine monks, as well as modest farmhouses, evidence of the bitter reality of mid-20th Century.

NEARBY ACTIVITIES

Bread Tasting – Pane di Altamura and Pane di Matera

Bread Tasting – Pane di Altamura and Pane di Matera

Visiting a bakery in Altamura or Matera you will learn about the process of bread making. Indeed, Altamura and Matera, 20 km away from ... read more

Cheese tasting

Cheese tasting

Enjoy the vast production of high quality fresh cheese of Puglia! We will visit an artisanal cheese factory where, from the expert ... read more

Cooking class

Cooking class

In introductory Apulian cooking classes you will have the chance to gain practical knowledge about some of the most typical dishes of ... read more

Food street market

Food street market

Get a taste of traditional life in Puglia! At least once a week, every Apulian town organizes a local market where you can find local ... read more

Lunch or dinner in a Slow Food Restaurant

Lunch or dinner in a Slow Food Restaurant

We will take you to the most authentic places, and we will introduce you to Apulian restaurants selected by the Slow Food Movement... read more

Trekking in the Murgia Materana

Trekking in the Murgia Materana

Enjoy a natural trip outside the urban context of Matera! We will take you to the Murgia plateau, on the other side of the canyon ... read more

Wine tasting – Gioia del Colle Primitivo

Wine tasting – Gioia del Colle Primitivo

We will visit one of the most famous wineries in Puglia, whose Gioia del Colle Primitivo wines are considered among the best in the world... read more

NEARBY TOWNS

Alberobello

Alberobello

Alberobello is the Itria Valley’s premier location to see trulli, the cone-shaped houses distinctive to Apulia, making it the most ... read more

Altamura

Altamura

Altamura was re-founded by the Emperor Frederick II in the XIII century. The city is well known for its majestic Romanesque cathedral, ... read more

Bari

Bari

Bari is the capital of Apulian Romanesque style. While here, you will see the two faces of the city. First, you will visit the ... read more

Cisternino

Cisternino

Cisternino is one of Italy’s Most Beautiful Towns, with a natural terrace overlooking the bucolic countryside of Itria Valley. The ... read more

Grottaglie

Grottaglie

Grottaglie, the hometown of ceramic, sits on a small hill not far from Taranto, on the edge of the Murge terrace, surrounded by ... read more

Locorotondo

Locorotondo

The white and gleaming town of Locorotondo is certainly one of the most fascinating and unique places in Puglia. No wonder that the ... read more

Martina Franca

Martina Franca

The elegant Martina Franca is located on the hills of the Murgia plateau between the provinces of Taranto, Bari and Brindisi and is one read more

Putignano

Putignano

Putignano is a typical ancient village filled with a maze of alleys, narrow streets and small squares surrounded by enchanting ... read more

Taranto

Taranto

This guided tour introduces you to the capital of Magna Graecia, the area of Italy colonized in ancient times by Greece. Discover the ... read more

What our guests think of us…

Our guests’ satisfaction is our greatest reward and we couldn’t be more proud of their reviews. That’s why we want your trip to be unforgettable!

  • star rating  Very quick response to our request. Kind persons, very good english. We had to arrange a tour on very short notice and they were very helpfull.

    Maarten
    8/02/2021
  • star rating  We have been waiting three years to get to Apulia. Thanks to my late decision, when we were finally okayed to travel to Italy, to work with Michele at Apulia... read more

    EMILWEL
    7/17/2021
  • star rating  My husband and I took a 7 day Puglia tour with Michele. Since it's our second time visiting Puglia, we wanted a more genuine in-depth cultural experience only local people know, not just... read more

    yuries2021
    7/11/2021
  • star rating  My husband and I took a 7 day Puglia tour with Michele. Since it's our second time visiting Puglia, we wanted a more genuine in-depth cultural experience only local people know, not just... read more

    Yurie
    7/10/2021
  • star rating  staying in monopoli and the various tours...
    Michele and his personal touch and attention to detail, always going the extra mile to take care of any issues we had... read more

    steveced12
    7/09/2021
  • star rating  staying in monopoli and the various tours... Michele and his personal touch and attention to detail, always going the extra mile to take care of any issues we had... read more

    steve cedillos
    7/08/2021
  • star rating  We had an amazing day with our tour guide Michael, who spoke English perfectly! Great suggestions were done for extra stops or activities and even during the tour we were... read more

    RozemarijnK3
    11/03/2020