An incredible opportunity to discover the beauties and treasures of Contrada Murgecchia through an evocative experiential excursion in the nature, which testifies the ancient relationship between nature and mankind. During the tour, you will enjoy the beautiful landscapes, together with the peculiar fauna, the vegetation, the ravines, the caves and the rock-hewn complex. At the end of the path, you will find a very interesting rock-hewn complex adjoining the Madonna delle Vergini church, a pilgrimage destination. On the way back, you’ll visit a Neolithic Village: ditches and holes testify the path of the human mankind in this places, while the nearby tuff quarry stands as a reminder of the ancient time when the sea washed this lands.


  • Prices:
    Full Ticket: € 120
    Reduced Ticket (6-14 years): € 65

  • Meeting Point: Matera Centrale Stazione FAL, Piazza Giacomo Matteotti, Matera, Province of Matera, Italy

  • Duration: 3 h (including stops)

  • Our Tour Includes: Guided Tour with an AIGAE Guide (Professional Nature and Interpretative Guide)

  • Route Info: Path Lenght 7km; Height Difference 120m;
    Hiking Difficulties - experts


  • MANDATORY High Hiking Shoes in good condition.

  • RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT: Water Supply; Long Trousers; Comfortable, breathable clothing suited to weather conditions