Museo della Scultura Contemporanea
Santa Maria di Costantinopoli
Set high up in town, the subdued, graceful exterior of the 13th-century Puglian-Romanesque cathedral makes the neobaroque excess within...
This is the larger of the two sassi districts, and many of the cave dwellings have been restored and converted into cosy houses, shops...
L' Arturo Enogastronomia
A chic little white-painted deli/wine bar towards the duomo. They'll make you up an artisinal sandwich to go with your glass of local...
As classy as a cave can be. The design is simple glamour against the low arches of the cavern; the dishes are delicate and complex,...
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Lonely Planet review
Housed in Palazzo Pomarici, MUSMA is a fabulous contemporary sculpture museum. The setting – deeply recessed caves and frescoed palace rooms – is extraordinary and the works themselves absorbing. You can also book a tour to visit the Cripta del Peccato Originale (Crypt of Original Sin), which is located 7km south of Matera and has well-preserved frescoes from the late 8th century. It's known as the Sistine Chapel of the cave churches and the frescoes depict dramatic Old Testament scenes.