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5-Day Basilicata Trek and Food Tour from Matera

Tour Code: 034-7389
From USD  $1150.72  
Daily (Apr - Oct)
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Matera, Italy
5 Days 4 Nights

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Highlights: Visit Matera, Pietrapertosa, Trivigno, Venosa. Slowly, on foot, you will discover small villages in woods and rich paths to go, and in the evening there will be food traditions and ancient recipes.

  • Discover a region where you can still appreciate the value of old traditions and the slow life
  • Be impressed by the enchanting view of the Sassi of Matera
  • Walk through the small villages of the Lucanian hills and mountains in search of flavours from times gone by
  • Learn how to cook the famous and unique bread from Matera in an old wood-burning bakery
  • Taste the Aglianico red wine and the cheese from the mountains
  • Discover the traditional tastes back to XIX , by cooking the perfect bandit food on a special workshop

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    Day 1


    Arrival in Matera and check-in at your hotel. Light lunch with tasting of local cheeses and salami from the mountains of Matera. Afternoon visit to the Sassi with its history from the Baroque to the Neolithic period. Dinner at a typical restaurant in the Sassi.
    • Matera, ITALY

      This area has been settled since the Paleolithic era. Its town center, known as the Sassi, is home to a system of caves that have been used as housing for thousands of years.

      Sassi di Matera

      Sassi di Matera is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the architecture of the characteristic town walking through its streets.

      Duration: Approx. 3 Hours

    Standard Hotel: farmhouse/guesthouse
    Day 2


    In the morning, visit the bread workshop in an old wood-burning bakery, where the traditional bread from Matera is made. A short walk on the Murgia plateau in search of the archaeological treasures of the Rock Church Park. Lunch on a farm surrounded by golden hills. A walk on the hills and return to Matera. Dinner at leisure and overnight stay.
    • Matera, ITALY

      This area has been settled since the Paleolithic era. Its town center, known as the Sassi, is home to a system of caves that have been used as housing for thousands of years.
    Standard Hotel: farmhouse/guesthouse
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 3

    Matera - Venosa - Trivigno (118 km)

    Journey to Venosa, an old Roman town where the Latin poet, Horatio was born. Tour of the town and wine tasting in a cellar. Light lunch and journey to Trivigno, accommodation in an agritourism in the mountains (up to 1000 metres in altitude) where you can go for walks surrounded by the green prairies of the Southern Apennine, with a wonderful view of the Lucanian Dolomites. Dinner and overnight stay.
    • Venosa, ITALY

      Venosa was once the thriving Roman colony of Venusia, which owed much of its prosperity to its position on the Appian Way. It was also the birthplace of the poet Horace (65 BC). The main reason to come here is to see the remains of Basilicata's largest monastic complex.
    • Trivigno, ITALY

      A town in the province of Potenza, located in a predominant position, overlooking the valley of Basento.
    Standard Hotel: farmhouse/guesthouse
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 4

    Trivigno - Pietrapertosa - Trivigno (19 km)

    After breakfast, transfer to Pietrapertosa and walk in the Lucanian Dolomites. Back to Trivigno in the afternoon for the cookery course with the Bandit Menu, which allows you to discover the traditional tastes of cooking in 1870 Lucania. Have lunch with the Bandits!!! Dinner and overnight stay.
    • Pietrapertosa, ITALY

      The mountaintop villages Pietrapertosa (elevation 1088m), ringed by the Lucanian Dolomites is spectacular. Basilicata's highest village, it's often swathed in cloud, making you wonder why anyone would build here – in territory best suited to goats.
    • Trivigno, ITALY

      A town in the province of Potenza, located in a predominant position, overlooking the valley of Basento.
    Standard Hotel: farmhouse/guesthouse
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 5


    After breakfast, check out and private transfer to Ancona airport.
    Breakfast: Included
    • Departure & Return

    • Pickup: possible transfer from Bari airport with private transfer from 45 euro pp
    • Dropoff: possible transfer to Ancona airport with private transfer from 45 euro pp
    • Price Includes

    • 4 overnight stays with breakfast in farmhouse/guesthouse
    • 3 lunches and 3 dinners
    • Wine tasting in local cellar
    • Cooking class
    • Expert guide for all the tour and local buddy assistance
    • Tranfers during the tour
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    • Transfers from/to Matera (possibility of transfer from/to Bari aiport – from 45 euro pp)
    • City tax (to pay on the spot)
    • Tips and personal expenses
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