This day trip to the Sassi of Matera in Basilicata really is a full day, as it combines two nights in a family run hotel in the center of Gioia del Colle where Experience Puglia is based.
Once you have met your guide and settled into your accommodation your adventure starts the same evening with dinner in a typical restaurant enjoying local food.
Morning sees a quick tour of the historical centre including the castle and museum before a visit to a wine cellar and wine tasting in the vineyards on your way to Matera.
Lunch is picnic in Spring and Summer, or in a restaurant, followed by an afternoon dedicated to the majestic Sassi of Matera.
Evening is free to go shopping and/or take a pizza.
Your stay ends the following morning after breakfast with transfer to the airport.