The Matera Hills


Cod. A02
Tour of Montescaglioso and Miglionico, two towns in province of Matera with important medieval buildings.

Montescaglioso, with its imposing Benedictine Abbey, didn’t acquire much importance until when the Norman rule, a time when monastic communities were granted land and privileges. It was under this time that the monumental Abbey was built.
Transfer to the Crypt of Original Sin, a 9th century church called the “Sistina Chapel” of Rock Churches. Final walk in Miglionico, a small village with a medieval castle called “Castello del Malconsiglio”, setting for the “Barons’ Conspiracy” to murder the King of Naples, Ferdinand I of Aragon in 1485, a conspiracy which ended with the slaughter of the barons.
Not to be missed an almond pastry by a local patisserie.

max 4 hours
All year
Rate per person: € 25,00 (minimum 4 participants)
Rate per person: € 33,00 (minimum 3 participants)
Rate per person: € 50,00 (minimum 2 participants)
Transfer included, entrance fees excluded