Walking- Matera and Murgia Materana Park
Level 2: Moderate
Walking along well-maintained paths.
Occasional stretches on terrain or gravel.
Ascents/descents of up to one hour.
A journey through nature, history and flavours, to discover the wonders of the city of Matera and the unspoilt nature of the Murgia Materana park.
- DEPARTURE FROM: Matera
- RETURN TO: Matera
- DURATION: 3 – 4 hours
- WALKING KM: 10/14
Ready for a journey through history? We start in Matera, a UNESCO site and European Capital of Culture 2019. We will walk through the labyrinthine streets of the Sassi district, with its panoramic balconies and characteristic dwellings carved into the rock, to the Gravina stream. Here we will cross a suspension bridge that will take us into the vast Parco della Murgia Materana: a walk through the most green nature awaits us, accompanied by the scents of the Mediterranean maquis, numerous varieties of wild flowers and tall ferula plants! But we will also discover ancient rock churches and hermit refuges, walking along hidden sheep tracks, always immersed in the incredible panorama of the city of the Sassi.
Elevation gain/loss: +40m, – 400m
Matera and the Sassi district – Murgia Materana park – Gravina stream