Vicolo Cieco

Top choice wine bar in Matera

Matera's renaissance and new-found relaxed vitality come to the fore at this wine-bar in a typical cave-house off Sasso Barisano's main drag. The eccentric decor signals its friendly, upbeat spirit – retro jukeboxes, a wall-mounted Scalextric track, chairs cut in half and glued to the wall in the name of art, and a chandelier of repurposed cutlery.

The wine and music selections are excellent and there are also great snacks (cheese boards and panini).