Museo della Scultura Contemporanea
Buffing itself up for its European Capital of Culture status in 2019, Matera opened this brilliant multimedia exhibit in February 2014....
Santa Maria di Costantinopoli
Set high up on a spur between the two natural bowls of the sassi , the subdued, graceful exterior of the 13th-century Puglian-Romanesque...
The new cooler face of the sassi is evident at this cafe that metamorphoses into a lounge bar in the early evening. Giant mirrors...
As classy as a cave can be. The design is simple glamour against the low arches of the cavern, while the dishes are delicate and...
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Museo della Scultura Contemporanea information
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.