Group meets with guide upon arrival. Transfer to the look out point of Murgia Timone within the Murgia Materan Nature Reserve and Cave Churches. Visit to the rock-hewn church Madonna delle Tre Porte and nature walking tour. Return to the historic center and visit to Piazza Vittorio Veneto and the nearby churches. Short break at the Cathedral and Piazza Duomo. Lunch in a typical restaurant.
The itinerary continues at Piazzetta Pascoli with a breathtaking view over the Sasso Caveoso and highland plateau of the Murgia and Palazzo Lanfranchi, home to the Museum of Modern and Medieval Art of Basilicata, with the nearby Church of the Carmine. The tour continues through the heart of the ancient dwellings and nobile homes in the Sassi towards the church of San Pietro Caveoso.
Visit to a typical ‘cave-dwelling’, partly carved out of the rock and partly built, and furnished as it used to be during the peasant civilization.
Next the cave church of Santa Lucia alle Malve or Santa Maria de Idris where some of the most important frescoes and elaborate architecture of this nature be viewed.