Wine Tour 3 days Basilicata

The Magna Graecia road of wines and flavors


Departure for Matera, visit to the famous "Sassi ", declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1993, represent an unforgettable landscape, characterized by houses carved into the limestone rock and frescoed rock churches that make it unique in the world. This natural conformation of the Sassi, which evokes biblical scenarios, has always made them ideal sets for important films such as " the Gospel according Matteo " by Pasolini and" The Passion of the Christ" by Mel Gibson . During the walk we will visit : the typically furnished Casa Grotta, an ancient peasant dwelling that illustrates the reality of the book" Christ si è stopped ad Eboli" , the historic winery, frescoed church of S. Lucia alle Malve, Casa Noha bene FAI Italia. Continuation to Dragone Company - wine producers in c.da Pietrapenta and lunch -degustation . Wine producers since 1955, today the company produces about 10,000 hl of wine, all from its own vineyards, of typical Lucanian varieties: Bianco di Basilicata IGT, Matera Doc primitivo, Lamina Matera Doc Rosso, Brut Silver Spumante, Ego Sum. In the afternoon visit to the " Crypt of Original Sin " , considered the Sistine Chapel of the Rupestrian Habitat for the valuable frescoes inside dated between the late 8th and early 9th centuries AD. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Admission: no. 02 admissions € 5.00 p.p. + Crypt of Original Sin € 10.00 p.p. + Casa Noha € 6.00 p.p.


Breakfast at the hotel and departure for Rotondella, located on the hillside owes its toponym to its circular shape and, because of its dominant position high above the coast ,it is also called " balcony on the Ionian " . The massive 16th-century tower and the " lamie di Bitonte " characterize the village. Among the places of worship to visit we have the Mother Church of the Madonna delle Grazie of 17th-century origin and the Church of St. Anthony of Padua. Tasting lunch at Masseria Battifarano - Cantine Cerrolongo, wine producers who are members of the Matera DOC. The wine production chain is managed entirely in-house, the grape varieties grown are: Primitivo Greco, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay. There are six wines produced by the winery, three of which are IGT - Toccacielo, Cerrolongo Rosso, Cerrolongo Rosato and three DOC - Torre Bollita, Matera Doc Moro, Akratos Matera Doc Primitivo, Le Paglie Matera Doc Bianco. In the afternoon, visit Nova Siri once Bollita as remembered by the tower of the same name at the point where the oldest nucleus developed. Surrounded by hills and dominated by the silhouettes of the 16th-century Mother Church and Medieval Castle. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.


Departure Montalbano J.co, the town rises above the calanchi, clay formations that characterize the area with their particular morphology making it unmistakable and with a typical moonscape . It is home to the Regional Reserve of the Calanchi, the largest in Basilicata with geological rarities that make it uniquely beautiful in its unparalleled landscape. Visit the historic center : Clock Gate, Palazzo Rondinelli where we view rare and precious texts from the Antique Fund. Continuation to Masseria Cantina Crocco, producers of Primitivo, Aglianico, Merlot, Cabernet and Sauvignon wines: Ventomare, Adorno Rosso, Puleggio Rosso, Brigà Rose', Matinone. Tasting lunch with typical local products. Continuation to Craco " Ghost Town," whose origins date back to the 7th century BC. The hamlet is currently uninhabited due to a landslide in the 1970s, its affirmation, which began in 2009, from a place that was abandoned, despoiled and vilified, thanks to the enhancement of services MEC Emotional Museum, Atelier of Art and Cinema, Palazzo della Cultura Cineteatro Gian Maria Volonte', today has established itself in the national and international media as a location of excellence in the world of cinema, advertising and fashion. Departure for Bari airport.