Museo Nazionale Ridola
This impressive collection includes local Neolithic finds and some remarkable Greek pottery, such as the Cratere Mascheroni, a huge urn...
Entrance to Sasso Caveoso
Being a troglodyte city, much of Matera's beauty is obscured in caves or underground, including this giant cistern, which is, arguably,...
There are two terraces here – one out front and one on the roof – plus seating in several semiformal but relaxed dining rooms inside....
Castello Tramontano information
Situated on a hill near the town centre, the 15th-century castle was left unfinished after the unpopular Count Tramontano was killed by Matera's townsmen after leaving the cathedral. Didn't he realize bedding every new bride on her wedding night was not going to endear him to the peasants? Four small tiles on Via Riscatto to the left of the cathedral paint a tale of the count's violent death. The castle is currently closed for restoration.