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The other face of the Madonna dell'Idris

Availability: Thursday
Duration: 3 hours, 30 minutes
Language: Italian
Mobile voucher accepted
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  • Tuff working demostdemonstrationLaboratory of an expert tuff worker
  • Visit of the Church Madonna dell'Idris
  • Visit of Sassi di Matera (Stones of Matera)
What to expect

PASSIONS Craftsmanship, Medieval frescoes, Rocky churches, particular traditions of Matera and tasting of local enogastronomy

WE WARMLY WELCOME Tourists of all age who speak English, particularly passionate about art, crafts and local traditions.

THE STORY Next month is planned the wedding of Caterina, daughter of Countess Beatrice, but last night a powerful earthquake tremor destroyed the facade of the rocky church of S. Maria dell' Idris, putting the wedding at risk. Countess Beatrice has not lost a moment and has immediately begun to look for able tuffstone artisans in order to assign to them the contract to reconstruct the facade in record time.

Beatrice and Caterina are to meet all candidates tomorrow at the Pascoli square, Piazzetta Pascoli, in front of Palazzo Lanfranchi of Matera. If you are of the high mastery the work requires, come forward and show what you can do. And do not forget to bring your tools!

Rosanna will enter the shoes of countess Beatrice and will be accompanied by the daughter Caterina, interpreted by a licensed tour guide. They will help you live an unforgettable and exclusive experience across the extraordinary Sassi di Matera, Stones of Matera, exploring the particular churches of San Giovanni in Monterrone and Madonna dell' Idris, where their stories are intimately intertwined with those of the town itself. You will discover the secrets of tuff working from an authentic tuff expert. You will visit an authentic house in local tuff, and finally, you are to celebrate the success of the challenge with a happy hour of local products.

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What's included
  • Visit of Sassi di Matera (Stones of Matera)
  • Visit of the Church Madonna dell'Idris
  • Tuff working demostration at a Laboratory of an expert tuff worker
  • Visit of an authentic, old house made in tuff
  • A Happy Hour conclusion with tasting of local products
What's not included
  • Everything that is not clearly included
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  • Infant (0-2): free

Piazza Pascoli Giovanni, 1, 75100 Matera MT, Italia

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In front of Palazzo Lanfranchi, Piazzetta Pascoli - MATERA - (BASILICATA)

What to remember
  • Possible food intolerance are to be communicated at the time of booking
  • The access to the Sassi, Stones, is difficult for people having walking problems
  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult
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from 9.00 am to 12.30 pm

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Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.

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