Jewellery in Matera

Elisa & Janna

The eponymous Elisa and Janna are (respectively) an Italian goldsmith and sculptor and a Swedish gemologist who combine precious stones with salvaged materials (copper piping, electrical wire and such) to make uniqu…
Food & Drinks in Matera

Il Buongustaio

With walls and deli cabinets bursting with preserves, pasta, cheeses, sweetmeats and smallgoods, this is the place to stock up on Matera's prodotti tipici (typical products).
Arts & Crafts in Matera


This craft shop stands out among the tawdrier outlets selling tufa lamps and tiles. Its speciality is the cuccù, a brightly painted ceramic whistle in the shape of a cockerel, which was once prized by Matera's child…
Arts & Crafts in Matera

Sassi in Miniatura

Pick up a unique souvenir at this workshop, where craftsman Eustachio Rizzi has spent decades recreating the unique architecture of Matera in miniature. You'll marvel at the attention to detail in Rizzi's Lilliputia…
Food & Drinks in Matera

L'Antica Credenza

'The Ancient Sideboard' groans with the prodotti tipici (typical products) of Basilicata, including vegetables preserved sott'olio (under oil), top-quality peperoni crusci (dried peppers), honey, oils, confectionery…
Arts & Crafts in Matera

Schiuma Post Design

Local designer Tommaso Schiuma is the creative imagination behind the unique furniture and accessories in this stylish little shop. From larger pieces such as modular birchwood bookshelves to small magnetic woodcuts…
Arts & Crafts in Matera

Massimo Casiello

Massimo Casiello, an artisan woodturner, sells his beautiul creations from this store on one of Matera's main shopping rambles. Bowls, lamps, fountain pens, clocks, jewellery and all sorts of other fine-grained crea…
Ceramics in Matera


Dacia Capriotti sells her own handmade (and delightful) pottery from this small shopfront on the border between Matera's new town and Sasso Barisano.
Wine in Matera

Enoteca Vino & Dintorni

Alongside a great selection of wines from the Matera area (and further afield in Italy) you'll find top-notch oils, conserves and confectionery.
Arts & Crafts in Matera

BG Arte

Locally crafted ceramics, sculptures chiselled from the Materan tufa (limestone), lamps, animal figurines and other objets d'art can all be found at this little shop on Matera's main square.