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Matera: Crypt of the Original Sin Ticket and Transfer

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Activity provider: Martulli Viaggi - Matera

Matera: Crypt of the Original Sin Ticket and Transfer

Activity provider: Martulli Viaggi - Matera

From US$ 43.24 per person

Step back in time at the Crypt of the Original Sin, a natural cave adorned with stunning biblical frescoes from the 8th century. Enjoy an included ticket, audio guide, and return transfer from Matera.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Italian, English, Spanish, German, French
Audio guide included
Italian, English, German, Spanish, French
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Visit one of southern Italy's gems at the Crypt of the Original Sin
  • Marvel at breathtaking frescoes that are over 1,000 years old
  • Find out about the cave's history and art with an included audio guide
  • Admire various biblical scenes and characters painted on the cave's walls
  • Enjoy a convenient return transfer from central Matera in a minivan
Full description

Discover the beautiful frescoes in the Crypt of the Original Sin with an included ticket and transfer from Matera. Learn about the history of this ancient cave and its captivating art with an audio guide.

Meet your driver at the meeting point in Matera, then drive for approximately 20 minutes to the crypt in an air-conditioned minivan. Upon arrival, enter the natural cave and prepare to be amazed by rock paintings that date from the 8th century.

See various depictions of biblical scenes, including the one of Adam and Eve that gives the crypt its name. Hear how the cave was used as a church by Benedictine monks, and find out how the frescos showcase typical properties of Benedictine art at the time.

After your tour of the crypt, you'll return to Matera and be dropped off at the original meeting point.

  • Crypt of Original Sin entrance ticket
  • Return minivan transfer from Matera
  • Audio guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Meet at Via Alessandro Volta, 75100 near the Chiesa del Purgatorio.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Flash photography
  • Video recording

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
  • The visit lasts 30 minutes
Customer reviews

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I'm glad I saw this. It was very interesting. The video was a little bit long though. We were seated on rocks and it was hard to sit still that long. But, I'm glad I went.

May 25, 2022

too high price

July 21, 2022

Product ID: 397109