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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. Cripta del Peccato Originale is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Matera Edition.
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  • The crypt of original sin is a wonderful example of cave church a few kilometers from Matera is a very interesting place is the most beautiful and well preserved of the places with the frescoes preserved in an excellent way and very valuable, located in the private context we must call for time to see because you can't see it any other way.
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  • Place of worship early medieval rock with beautiful paintings. The ownership and management are entirely private, and is required to book. The ticket office, from where it is taken to the crypt, it's a little hard to find. The explanation, recorded with the help of light, is very well made, and the accompanying person, very prepared, is available to answer questions.
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  • Well worth the visit, very suggestive location in the middle of the countryside of Matera, far from the city and from the stones. It is worth to include it on the tour.
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  • The crypt and frescoes are beautiful and very charming, helpful and friendly staff. But perhaps the price (€ 10) is exaggerated: after all, this is a visit of about twenty minutes in a unique setting with a recorded voice that explains things. Maybe it would be better if it were the guidance to illustrate the frescoes and what they mean. However it is a must see for those who go to Matera. Recommend a meal at the nearby agriturismo Dragone: very high availability and courtesy.
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  • I visited last week: exciting-it is only right to congratulate all those who contributed to the realization of the scene. Thank you
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  • wonderful.
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