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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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Cripta del Peccato Originale reviews
On the morning of my 9 am tour, Expedia did not transmit my confirmed reservation to the actual tour operator, Martulli Viaggi so they left without me. Conveniently, they set me up with another tour.... more
On the morning of my 9 am tour, Expedia did not transmit my confirmed reservation to the actual tour operator, Martulli Viaggi so they left without me. Conveniently, they set me up with another tour.... more »
Fantastic visit to the beautiful cave paintings, out in the country 1/2 hour from Matera - just do it!
Fantastic visit to the beautiful cave paintings, out in the country 1/2 hour from Matera - just do it! more »
It was much better than I thought - the presentation is quite impressive even though I would expected to be more dynamic. Drop by the vineyard next to it to get a bottle of wine with the pictures inside the cave. That wine is almost divine.
This place is amazing. A bit out of the standard touristic routes, it is absolutely worth the trip. The visit is really well organized, with lights and sounds perfectly set. Really touching! And do not forget to stop on the way back for a wine tasting at the place where you get the ticket. I really reccomend it.
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