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Matera: Crypt of Original Sin Tour with Transfers

Product ID: 349506
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Discover one of the oldest and most wonderful rocky churches in Matera. Known for its amazing frescoes, this crypt is referred to as the "Sistine Chapel of Southern Italy".
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Duration: 30 minutes
Starting times 9:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:30 PM, 3:30 PM
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  • Marvel at the centuries-old frescoes of the crypt
  • Discover the history of this mystical place
  • Be fascinated by one of the most particular works of art in Basilicata
Full description
Your tour begins with transfer from Matera to the crypt. The Crypt of Original Sin is one of the most-ancient evidences of rock art in Southern Italy. Its extraordinary cycle of frescoes, created 500 years before Giotto, show the typical properties of Benedictine-Beneventan art under the Lombard domination (18th-19th centuries).

To visit this church means to travel back in time and get into the mystical atmosphere that makes still today this place unique. Because of the important theological, anthropological and artistic values, the church-cave is known as the Sistine Chapel of rupestrian art.

Once done sightseeing this important archaeological site, you will be returned back to your starting point of Matera.
  • Round-trip transfers from Matera to the crypt
  • Entry tickets
  • Audio guide
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point Agenzia Martulli Viaggi

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Martulli Viaggi - Matera

Product ID: 349506