Crypt of Original Sin tour from Matera

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Day TripsDay Trips / Crypt of Original Sin tour from Matera

: 1 hour and 5 minutes
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  • Crypt ticket
  • Shuttle from the center of Matera to the Crypt
  • Audioguide
  • Map with useful information for exploring the city

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  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
  • Transfer (upon request)

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This place is one of the ancient testimonies of rocky art in the South of Italy

A few km from Matera, along the Appia Antica, in Pietrapenta, is the oldest and most evocative testimony of the rock art of Southern Italy: the Crypt of the Original Sin, a cave used as a church in the 9th century BC by Benedictine monks, completely frescoed by the skilful hand of the "Painter of flowers of Matera". Rediscovered back in May 1963 by a group of young Matera enthusiasts, from shelter to flocks The Crypt of the Original Sin has become one of the unmissable stops on a visit to the City of Stones. Defined the "Sistine Chapel" of the parietal rock painting for the cycle of frescoes depicting the theme of Creation and Original Sin, the Crypt "offers" itself in an innovative way to the visitor through an audio journey supported by a "wise and discreet" intervention by light design that in revealing the artistic relevance of its illustrations tells its story, in a mix of emotions, spirituality and culture. - a tourist guide will meet you at the meeting point and accompany you to the bus to reach the crypt. - It is discovered in 1963 from a group of young people and now is one of the priceless stop of the European Capital of the Culture 2019
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• Min 2 Pax, max 8 pax • PLEASE NOTE: The meeting time will be confirmed after the reservation, in the meantime, please choose the time you prefer to do the experience and you want to be confirmed. • The tour could be canceled or postponed in heavy weather. • Cancellation without penalty 3 days before the beginning of the tour. • Cancellation after 3 days, the penalty is 100% of the price of the tour.

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