Wine Tour 7 days Basilicata

The Magna Graecia Road of Wines and Tastes


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 Policoro, visit to the National Museum of the Siritide, continuation to the Sanctuary of S. Maria di Anglona, one of the most famous medieval monuments in the region, which according to tradition was founded in the 12th century on the site of the Greek Pandosia. The hill where the Sanctuary is located overlooks the entire valley of the Sinni and Agri rivers from a height that offers the possibility of glimpsing evocative and enchanting views. We arrive in Tursi, a small town built by the Goths between the 4th and 5th centuries. The first nucleus of houses appeared on the hill where the Saracens erected the Tower of Tursico its founder who gave the town its name. Visit to the "Rabatana or Arabatana," located on the highest point of the village and tasting lunch at the Borgo Albergo Palazzo dei Poeti . Tasting of Doc Vulture Wines : Cantine Paternoster, Cantine del Notaio, Cantine Terra dei Re. Return to hotel dinner and overnight stay.

Admission: National Museum of the Siritide € 2.50 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 village is currently uninhabited due to a landslide in the 1970s, its affirmation, which began in 2009, from a place abounded, 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. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.


Breakfast and departure for Bernalda, located on a clay plateau about 15 km. From the Ionian Metapontine Coast. Known for being the birthplace of the grandparents of the famous film director Francis Ford Coppola, who, in love with Basilicata, often returns to Bernalda in the Palazzo Margherita historic residence of the 19th century, now a 5-star luxury accommodation facility. Strolling through the historic center we will visit the Church of San Bernardino and the Church Madonna del Carmine. Continue to the Masseria Cardillo farm, owned by the Graziadei family since 1600, with an extension of 300 hectares. Typical local grape varieties such as Aglianico, Primitivo, Fiano, Greco and international varieties such as Merlot, Cabernet, Sauvignon are grown. The winery produces two DOC wines Malandrina and Rubra and three IGT wines Tipica Bacche Rosa, Ovo di Elena, Vigna Giadì. At the home of Mary Russo travel food, sommelier, we will have a food experience at home of typical local products, a journey of Lucanian homemade tradition. Return to the hotel dinner and overnight stay.


Breakfast and departure for Pisticci, a center of medieval origin, it preserves ancient villages, among which emerges the characteristic Dirupo, composed of a parallel series of small white houses called "lamie," from which we will admire the lunar landscape of the "calanchi" Among the splendid sacred buildings of the ancient settlement emerge the 13th-century Mother Church of Saints Peter and Paul, in Renaissance Baroque style. We continue on to Azienda Masseria Lanzolla, run by the Mininni Lanzolla family, an all-female enterprise that commits energy to the vineyards and work on the grapes. The varieties grown are: Aglianico, Cabernet Frank, Cabernet Sauvignon, Negroamaro, Primitivo, Merlot, white berry Chardonnay. They currently produce six wines , two DOC and four IGT. We reach Essenza Lucano: an immersive journey into the Amaro Lucano world, a journey through five different areas that trace the history of the company since 1894. An exhibition, technological and interactive space. Before the museum visit we will taste a selection of typical products inside an elegant food space. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.


Breakfast and departure for Colobraro for the Amoreolio visit Experiences and flavors of Lucanian evo oil. A guided tour of the museum kicks off the multisensory journey: description of the machinery, we immerse ourselves in listening to how in ancient times the olive harvest was performed until the oil was extracted. Continuation to Cantine Taverna - Nova Siri, for three generations the family Lunati has given their company three production directions: wine, fruit and vegetables and livestock. On an area of 250 hectares , spread between the coast of the Ionian Sea and the hills of Matera, seven wine labels are produced: San Basile-Matera Greco PDO, Maddalena Basilicata Primitivo Rosato PGI, Sassi Matera PDO, Senso2 Bianco PGI, Senso Rosato Frizzante PGI, the Lagarino Basilicata Rosso PGI, and the Lucano Basilicata Rosso PGI. Tasting with typical Lucanian products from the area.