Walking in Ferrandina Taranto Craco Matera Miglionico Pisticci

Operamica 4 Days Tour - Italy Basilicata Ferrandina Taranto Craco Matera Miglionico Pisticci
4 Days

Giusto per il Gusto. It is a Basilicata and Puglia 3 day tour package. Itinerary is:  Ferrandina, Taranto, Craco, Matera, Miglionico, Pisticci.

It is only the love for one's land that has produced over the centuries the many flavors that can still be discovered today as a true beauty experience . A journey for the promise of goodness to be enjoyed at the table, or inside cellars, dairies or oil mills, and farms.

Day 1: Departure from the places of origin in the morning, free lunch during the journey and arrival at   Ferrandina (MT ): visit to a modern oil mill with a "snack" tasting based on the famous Ferrandinese oil, and other typical products including the famous "Maiatica" shaped olive, possibility of purchase. Arrival of the participants at the hotel in the afternoon, accommodation in the rooms, welcome cocktail, dinner with traditional Lucanian dishes, overnight stay.

2nd day: Breakfast at the hotel and departure for Taranto, visit of the city of 2 seas, joined by the swing bridge, one of the oldest historic centers in Southern Italy. Guided tour of the Aragonese castle which is still a fortress today, the entire historic center with the stupendous cathedral dedicated to S. Cataldo and the city museum which houses the famous "Golds of Taranto" (entrance not included). Return for lunch at the hotel based on excellent fish from the Ionian Sea. Afternoon transfer to old Craco (MT) visit of the ancient center now abandoned since 1963 due to a landslide and for this reason defined as a ghost town, for this reason it has become a location for large film productions due to its atmosphere surreal, immersed in a landscape made of gullies and ancient olive trees. Equipped with a camera or video camera, it will be possible to capture panoramic views that remind us of great films and great directors, from Mel Gibson to Francesco Rosi. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to Matera the UNESCO heritage city, for a guided tour of the famous "I Sassi" district, the Barisano district and caveoso, the cathedral, the peasant house, a rock church and so on in a fascinating itinerary immersed in a landscape unique in the world. Stop for tasting lunch in a farmhouse with typical products: DOC DI BASILICATA REPERTORIO DRAGONE; TYPICAL MATERIAN BREAD MEATBALL from Matera MURGIA PODOLIC CACIOCAVALLO; DESSERTS MATERANI and many other surprises. In the afternoon before returning, guided tour of Miglionico, (MT), the beautiful historic center with the mother church (15th century) which houses the splendid polyptych by Cima da Conegliano, together with other important works and beautiful canvases. preserved and the wooden Crucifix of Friar Umile from Petralia a work of art with extraordinary charm and already blessed by John Paul II. Visit of the castle known as "Del Malconsiglio" dating back to 1110. Stop to taste the famous dried figs stuffed with local spices, the pride of the town's cuisine. dinner at the hotel and overnight.

4th day: Breakfast at the hotel and day dedicated to the discovery of Pisticci (MT), a town of Greek origins, and famous for its beautiful historic center made up of terraced “casedde”, a typical example of peasant architecture, and inserted in the most beautiful historic centers of Italy. Visit to the Mother Church, a terracotta workshop, tasting of baked goods, a sign of the great cereal-growing tradition of the town, and a visit to “Essenza Lucano” the museum dedicated to the history of the Lucanian amaro, a true and just a guided story through five thematic areas, an immersive multisensory and multimedia journey through history, perfumes, colors and liqueur tastings that will make us exclaim “What more do you want from life?!!”. Lunch at the hotel and departure for the return.

Included in the price:
Hotel accommodation: 2 full board + 1 half board.
Guided tours as per program
Guided tasting in a farmhouse
Tasting at the mill, oven, Miglionico figs
Drinks included with meals
OperaAmica assistance

Not included in the price:
Extras, tips, porterage, other entrance fees to museums or places to visit, anything not expressly indicated in the participation fee - possible tourist tax

Day 1 Ferrandina
  •  Visiting Ferrandina
  •  Visiting Taranto and Craco
  •  Visiting Matera and Miglionico
  •  Visiting Pisticci
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