Cripta del Peccato Originale, Matera

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Visit the ninth-century frescoes of the artist known as the “Painter of Flowers of Matera” at Cripta del Peccato Originale. Lying among southern Italy's vineyards and wheat fields, this rock wall cavity is known as the “Sistine Chapel of Rock Art,” and contains some of the oldest rupestrian art of the region. The frescoes, interpreting Old and New Testament stories, have recently been restored to their original glory. Put Cripta del Peccato Originale on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Matera driving holiday planner.
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  • The frescoes are a true treasure of Italian history, unique for their subject matter and age. If you have made your booking, and do not get there 30 minutes before hand, then wander quickly down the....  more
    The frescoes are a true treasure of Italian history, unique for their subject matter and age. If you have made your booking, and do not get there 30 minutes before hand, then wander quickly down the....  more »
  • What a unique experience! We were able to enjoy amazing religious art from the 8th century on the walls of this natural cave. It was well worth the lovely, sometimes bumpy drive, about 15-20 minutes.....  more
    What a unique experience! We were able to enjoy amazing religious art from the 8th century on the walls of this natural cave. It was well worth the lovely, sometimes bumpy drive, about 15-20 minutes.....  more »
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  • Awful person working there, not friendly and cheating on a small things.. Shame for Italian culture to have such a person serving historical place.
  • Best experience I’ve ever had. I can’t explain how I overwhelmed.. must see everyone who is interested.

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