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!

  •   Thank you for arranging our 3 days of tours. We had specific requests/itinerary and possibly a busier itinerary than many people would want but nothing was too much trouble. Michele... read more

    Margie14
    9/19/2019
  •   This was my third visit to Apulia region and all three times I used services of Apulia Slow Travel. Due to my obligations I can only find a few days... read more

    ivanaaroundtheworld
    8/20/2019
  •   This was my third visit to Apulia region and all three times I used services of Apulia Slow Travel. Due to my obligations I can only find a few days... read more

    Ivana L
    8/20/2019
  •   We did an 8 day tour in July which totally exceeded our expectations. From the initial multiple communications about planning to tailor the trip to our interests, to the flawless... read more

    R321FLamandal
    8/14/2019
  •   Michele and Manuel were our tour guides in the Puglia region for a couple of days and we were picked up in a large and comfortable mini-van. The tour was... read more

    geneve_rose
    7/28/2019
  •   I found it very exciting to tour all around Puglia, Bari and Alberobello. Michele and Emmanuele,they were our tour guides. They are always capable of explaining the history of he... read more

    Carlo T
    7/19/2019
  •   We booked our tour kind of last minute and we had a very limited time since it was a cruise stop in Bari. We got greeted and picked up from... read more

    H9057QDannab
    7/16/2019