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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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  • within the sassi of matera, the Guide took us to visit this attraction, truly extraordinary.
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  • This wonderful crypt is located in an isolated place but really beautiful. Besides the beauty of the frescoes we enjoyed the presentation and the way in which it is preserved. Passion and commitment on the part of the Guide and very impressive the way it explains the details. Truly an experience not to be missed, truly remarkable even to understand how you can maintain and enhance our artistic heritage. To advertise and recommend. Remember to call us to book your visit as you can go by reservation only
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  • extremely suggestive paintings, in a very old site. Moving the devotion of monks who have them paintings, interesting multimedia explanation, but even more so the additional information of the young Guide. By praising the ability to maintain and store in so good was a site that has the weather really impossible.
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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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