Visit Sassi Matera aboard the Ape Calessino. An unusual way to visit one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in the world, aboard an exciting and vintage Ape Calessino.

If you are in the wonderful Apulia, don’t miss to visit the Castellana Caves, one of the most amazing underground complex in the world, lying at the gates of the famous Itria Valley, close to the charming towns of Polignano a Mare, Putignano famous for its carnival and above all Alberobello, UNESCO World Heritage site. Staying in a typical “masseria” in this area, you have the opportunity to visit these incredible caves, located on a limestone plateau at 330m a.s.l. formed about 90 million years ago. Admire their incredible canyons, the amazing colors inside and the breathtaking stalactites and stalagmites.  All year round you can see “The Hell in the Cave”, the largest show in the world set underground, a unique performance, an extraordinary experience. Walking through the first and largest cave of the Castellana complex, surrounded by changing lights, the voices of the damned, the figures surprising you, live the emotion of the first part of the Dante’s famous poem “La Divina Commedia”, considered a masterpiece of worldwide literature.  The “Divina Commedia” is the most important poem written by the Italian Dante Alighieri between 1304 and 1321 and is considered one of the greatest works of literature of all times. Dante tells about an imaginary journey through the three otherworldly realms, Hell, Purgatory and Paradise.   The performance “The Hell in the Cave” is really a unique event, representing the first part of the Divina Commedia, set inside the first and largest cave of the Castellana complex at a depth of 60m. The show combines dance, sounds, lights in a majestic environment. The show begins at h 21.00; it’s in Italian language but the unique atmosphere and this extraordinary experience are more important.

Arrival on your own in Matera. In the afternoon visit of Castellana Grotte, one of the most wonderful stalactites and stalagmites complex in the world. Regular visit with a local guide, in the morning or in the afternoon according to your arrival. Check in and overnight in your selected country hotel 4 stars or 5 stars in Castellana area.

Breakfast at your accommodation. Day at leisure. At h 21.00 “The Hell in the Cave” show inside the Castellana Caves. Overnight in your selected country hotel 4 stars or 5 stars in Castellana area.

Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Check out and end of services.

MATERA

Matera is one of the oldest cities in the world whose territory contains evidence of human settlement from the Palaeolithic and without interruption to the present day. Is an extraordinary page written by man through 10,000 years of history. Tour on Vintage Ape Piaggio a new way to discover this enchanting city of Unesco. A  scenic route around the Sassi with some planned stops during the tour to allow to take photos and enjoy the sights of the historic center and food tasting of local products (duration 1 hrs).

CASTELLANA CAVES

The Castellana Caves is one of the most amazing natural places of Apulia, attracting tourists from all over the world. The regular visit is together with a local guide, along a path of 3 kms and about 70m deep. The incredible forms of canyons, stalactites and stalagmites and the amazing colors inside are really breathtaking. The temperature inside is of about 16°, so you should wear a sweater and comfortable shoes. This regular visit (not private) is together with an English/German/French speaking local guide, at h 11.00 or at h 16.00.

“HELL IN THE CAVE” SHOW

The “Divina Commedia” is the most important poem written by the Italian Dante Alighieri between 1304 and 1321 and is considered one of the greatest works of literature of all times. Dante tells about an imaginary journey through the three otherworldly realms, Hell, Purgatory and Paradise.   The performance “The Hell in the Cave” is really a unique event, representing the first part of the Divina Commedia, set inside the first and largest cave of the Castellana complex at a depth of 60m. The show combines dance, sounds, lights in a majestic environment. The show begins at h 21.00; it’s in Italian language but the unique atmosphere and this extraordinary experience are more important.

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Dates in  2017 to be advised.

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Matera, MT, Italy: 40.666379, 16.604320
Castellana Grotte, BA, Italy: 40.883772, 17.167858
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Matera, MT, Italy

Matera is a city and a province in the region of Basilicata, in Southern Italy. It is the capital of the province of Matera and the capital of Basilicata from 1663 to 1806. The town lies in a small canyon carved out by the Gravina.

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Castellana Grotte, BA, Italy

The Castellana Caves is one of the most amazing natural places of Apulia, attracting tourists from all over the world. The regular visit is together with a local guide, along a path of 3 kms and about 70m deep. The incredible forms of canyons, stalactites and stalagmites and the amazing colors inside are really breathtaking. The temperature inside is of about 16°, so You should wear a sweater and comfortable shoes.

Castellana Grotte, BA, Italy

The rate includes

  • 2 Overnights in a typical “masseria” (4 stars) on bed & breakfast basis;
  • Tour on Vintage Ape in Matera
  • Entrance at Castellana grotte
  • Tickets for “The Hell in the Cave” show;
  • Delivery of the tickets at your accommodation.

The rate does not include

  • Hotel city tax to be paid on spot;
  • Single supplement (on request);
  • Transports;
  • Lunches and dinners;
  • Porterage;
  • All items not specified in the chapter “the rate include”.

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