Matera, the jewel of Basilicata, may be the third continuously inhabited human settlement in the world. Natural caves in the tuff, exposed to the cut of the Gravina gorge, attracted the first inhabitants perhaps 7,000 years ago. More elaborate structures were built above. Today, looking across the gorge toward the huddled stones of Matera, you seem to have been transported back to the ancient Holy Land. In fact, the "Underground City" (Città Sotterranea) has often been used for biblical scenes in movies and TV.
Once at Casolare degli Ulivi, our guests will have the opportunity to discover the beauty of Puglia, through specialized local guides. Below is a list of "experiences" that can be booked through our staff: