EXCURSIONS

Nature and adventure at the center of the excursions offered by Palazzo del Duca.
Organized for those who prefer a dynamic holiday, which combines the pleasure of relaxation with the exciting experience of national parks, lakes, hills and caves and the variety of landscapes of a very generous land.


WALK IN THE PARK OF THE RUPESTRIAN CHURCHES

An easy excursion through the Murgia of Matera to discover the ancient ruins of the rupestrian civilization and its botanical and faunistic heritage. Visit to Jazzo Gattini (ancient sheepfold), to the rock sanctuary of the “Madonna delle Tre Porte”, to the churches of “San Falcione” and “S. Vito alla Murgia “. Regenarating stop on the panoramic point of Murgia Timone, with a breathtaking view of the Sassi districts.

Duration: 3 hours max. Transfer from Matera included.
Difficulty: Easy.

EXCURSION FROM THE SASSI TO THE CHURCH OF MADONNA DELLE CROCI

Panoramic walking tour from Sassi to Parco delle Chiese Rupestri, around the area of ​​Murgia Timone, following the pathway of grazing animals. Continue to the rock church of “Madonna delle Tre Porte”, a 12th century sanctuary, until you reach the Madonna delle Croci “, where you can admire the wonderful fresco on the apse. Packed lunch in a cave and, later, a visit to Jazzo Gattini (ancient sheepfold and today visitor center). Return in van.

Duration: 4 hours max. Transfer excluded.
Difficulty: medium

LE DOLOMITI LUCANE: A DAY IN THE WONDERFUL BASILICATA

One day trip on the wonderful Lucanian Dolomites. The green heart of Basilicata, the mountains covered by forests stand out on the Basento river valley. The villages look like sandstone jewelry, shaped by wind erosion. You will walk among the paths that run along the ridges, encountering breathtaking views and ancient villages. Stories of Knights Templars, Arab domination and bandits will animate the excursion. You will not miss a coffee break before leaving this heavenly place.

Duration: 7 hours max. Transfer fees not included. Not recommended in winter.
Difficulty: medium to high

EXCURSIONS TO THE POLLINO NATIONAL PARK

Excursion on Mount Pollino, between Calabria and Basilicata, home to the largest National Park of Italy with its unspoiled nature and its imposing Pini Loricati. The tour is divided into two possibilities of experience:

  • Easy excursions: Piano Ruggio, Belvedere of Molvento, Pino Loricato
  • Moderate excursions: Casa del Conte, Logo Dugfia, Pietro Costello, Grande Porta

Duration: Full day (departure from Matera at 7:00 am). Transfer excluded. Not recommended in winter.
Difficulty: medium to high

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