The other face of the Madonna of Idris

The other face of the Madonna of Idris

Matera – Basilicata

Where it takes place


Meeting place

in front of Palazzo Lanfranchi,
Piazzetta Pascoli


on foot


from 3 to 5 hours


Crafts, medieval art, rupestrian churches, traditions and enogastronomy


According to the needs of cost and duration for adults, families, individuals and groups up to 20 people. Suitable for team building

The Story to live together

Next month the marriage of Caterina, daughter of the Countess Beatrice, is planned, but tonight an earthquake has destroyed the facade of the rupestrian church of S. Maria dell’Idris and the marriage is at risk. The Countess Beatrice did not lose hope seeking skilful experts of tuff to whom assign the contract for rebuilding of the facade in record time.
The appointment is for tomorrow and if you think you are up to the task, come forward and show what you can do. Please do not forget to bring your work tools!

Rosanna, Experiential Tourism Operator

Hi, my name is Rosanna, an expert in hospitality and tourism.
I will take you to live an unforgettable experience in the Sassi of Matera. You will discover the secrets of the processing of tuff in the workshop of a tufarolo master who will teach you to make a unique piece made with your hands.

Lingua parlata ItalianoInglese


What we can do together

  • Meeting with Rosanna and engagement of the participants
  • Discovery, with tourist guide, of the secrets of the Sassi of Matera and of the Church of the Madonna of Idris
  • Processing or demonstration of tuff in the workshop of a master tuff craftsman
  • Exploration of an authentic ancient tuff house
  • Aperitif or lunch based on typical local products



Please note

Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
Please inform us of any food intolerance or allergy in advance.

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