Wine Tour 4 days Basilicata and Apulia

The Magna Graecia Road of Wines and Tastes Basilicata ... and Apulia


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, reminiscent of biblical scenarios, has always made them ideal sets for major films such as Pasolini's " The Gospel according to Matthew " and Mel Gibson's " The Passion of the Christ " .During the walk we will visit : the typically furnished Casa Grotta, an ancient peasant dwelling that illustrates the reality of the book" Christ Stopped at 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 hill where its toponym to its circular shape and, because of its dominant position high above the coast , is also called "balcony on the IonianSea." The massive 16th-century tower and the "Lamie di Bitonte" characterize the village. Among the places of worship to visit we have 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 completely in-house, the grape varieties grown are: Primitivo Greco, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. There are six wines produced by the winery, three of which are IGT - Toccacielo, Cerrolongo rosso, Cerrolongo rosé and three DOC - Torre Bollita, Matera Doc Moro, Akratos Doc Matera Primitivo, Le Paglie Matera Doc Bianco. In the afternoon, visit Nova Siri, once Bollita as recalled by the tower of the same name at the point where the oldest nucleus developed. Surrounded by hills and named by the silhouettes of the 16th-century Mother Church and Medieval Castle. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.


Departure for Taranto, the city of the two seas, meeting with the guide at Piazza Castello where the City Palace, the Doric Temple of which two columns remain, the Aragonese Castle and the Revolving Bridge overlooking the canal that connects the Mar Grande with the Mar Piccolo. Interior tour of the Aragonese Castle, the Cathedral dedicated to San Cataldo. Continue to the Marta- National Archaeological Museum of Taranto ( duration 60 minutes): from prehistory to the founding of Taranto, passing through the Roman conquest, the late antique and medieval city, and the Ricciardi collection. Continuation to Manduria . Guided tour of the Museum of Primitivo Wine Civilization, an exhibition itinerary to bring adults and children closer to the heart of Primitivo culture , from the cultivation of the vine to the production of wine, with an engaging journey to be experienced firsthand, tasting of 4 labels of the " elitè" production held by a Sommelier. Walking tour historic center of Manduria. Return to hotel.

Admission: Marta Museum € 8.00 p.p.

DAY 4.

Breakfast and departure