Matera, Italy

Explore the Richness of Matera

with Pietro F.

Pietro F.

Our tour will start in the Iazzo Gattini, it is a place where shepherds could have rest and keep their livestock protected. This place is now a kind of gallery showing many cultural and traditional features of the area.

From there we will walk together to the Neolithic village, "Villagio Trincerato", showing the richness in history of our area. Imagine then 10.000 years ago there was someone liveing there!
Now, it is even possible to have a look at a tomb.

Now...we start enjoying ourselves! We will keep walking, trekking into the Gravina, the canyon excavated by a river, and we will visit some ancient churches well hidden from tourists' eyes and routes.
The path is quite tough but really enjoyable; the nature is amazing and the smell of origano and timo will accompany you through the typical carsic rocks of the area.

After this long walk in the small valley, rich in history and beatiful spots, we will head to my place and have a local typical lunch with my parents and family.
Legumes, vegetables, cheese and local wine!

Iazzo Gattini
Villaggio Trincerato
Gravina
Tre chiese rupestri nella gravina

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Pietro F.

I love my city and its history and I am ready to make people discover it, outside the normal touristic routes. I can show you what it means to be eating with an italian family and appreciate the mediterranean diet. This is an opportunity for me to know more people from anywhere but also to show my city and the heritage we have in this remote region of Italy. I live in Matera. I am 25 years old. I was in my city until 28 years old then I wen to the University in Bologna for one year. After that I moved to France for another year (I got a scolarship) and the following year in Montreal. I got my degree in Natural Sciences and then I spent the last three years in China, Qingdao, studying a master in Marine Biology. Now I am staying in Matera I am always willingful to get more experience and knowldge and to get to know different people from everywhere. I am interested basically in everything. History, art, music, nature. Full profile Leave a Review