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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. Put Cripta del Peccato Originale on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Matera driving holiday planner.
Cripta del Peccato Originale reviews
An awesome experience. The crypt, speechless, very charming. Excellent example of rock Church. I think it is one of the most important given the Byzantine-inspired frescoes depicting a Madonna in a... more »
The all thing was a little bit expencive and the road a bit steep as well but all results in a very interesting adventure and the church in the carven with it's Fresco's was "priceless"...so to... more »
Amazing 8 century frescoes. Nice explanations. Well worth making the reservation.
I need to admit that this place is not worth this price. Service is very professional, there are audio guides available in most popular languages, but you pay just to see one crypt where you are not allowed to take any pictures. Views around this place are outstanding, but you can get them for free. Better crypts that take way much more time and have more stunning things to offer are at the same price or just a little bit more expensive.
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