standard-title Around the tree

Around the tree

L’Albero di Eliana is part of a network of activities in Matera and in the region of Basilicata, focusing on the local territory and its good practices. For this very reason, I am happy to share suggestions and tips about routes, guides and restaurants to make your stay in Matera an authentic experience. I will be happy to personally show you a map and suggest nice routes and alleys to walk in the Sassi or in the region of Basilicata. I will also recommend you a wide range of taverns, delis and restaurants with varied price ranges: the criteria I like to use are courtesy, a good reception level, quality of raw materials and for sure, taste must hit you right in the heart! For the most curious people, I suggest visiting craftsman’s shops, I will help my guests with the research of any services and facilities during their stay and to bring home a good dose of genuineness, putting them in contact with local producers to buy organic food, zero KM and seasonal food. I can help you buy local, as you would do at home.

Where to eat and drink Just a bite


Via XX Settembre, 51 Matera
Phone: +39 0835333652

Why is special
You cannot leave from Matera without trying the “panzerotto” and this is the best place where to experience it.

Malto & Luppolo

Piazza Cesare Firrao, 25 Matera
Phone: +39 327 440 5292

Why is special 
If you are tired of the bright lights of the historical center try to make a step out and you’ll find this little and welcoming beer place. Mimmo is so passionate about beer and he will help you to choose among 200 hundred labels. We love the sandwiches with local ingredients.


Piazza Sedile, 15 Matera
Phone: +39 3393907068

Why is special
Arturo in person will be here to make you a nice warm panino with local wine or (available upon order) a delicious cheese and cold cut meat tasting.

Zio Ninì

Via delle Beccherie 42, Matera
Phone: +39 0835332731

Why is special
For a quick meal, you’ll find here good quality ingredients and wine and an accurate service.


Via Sette Dolori, 62 Matera
Phone: +39 0835256632

Why is special
Whether it’s a tasting or a dinner these guys will guide you through a wonderful trip through the best lucanian producers.

Materia Prima Bistrot

Via san Biagio 37, Matera
Phone: +39 3207019634

Why is special
In one of the most charming small square it’s a pleasure to get lost in a delicious new interpretation of local flavours.

Where to eat and drink Restaurants and taverns

Osteria Malatesta

Via San Biagio, 45 Matera
Phone: +39 3312887242

Why is special
If you want to feel at home in a very easy-going osteria, you should try Massimo’s kitchen. You’ll find tap water, house wine and sometimes live music.

Pane e Pomodoro

Via Bruno Buozzi, 24 Matera
Phone: +39 3400541179

Why is special
This is a little restaurant in the Sassi where you’ll find local meat, pasta and some local dish.

Trattoria Lucana

Via Lucana, 48 Matera
Phone: +39 0835336117

Why is special
Just a step out of the historical center you’ll find this simple trattoria with authentic flavours, a real institution in Matera.

Al Falco grillaio

Via Ridola, 17 Matera
Phone: +39 3662856731

Why is special
You’ll find Murgia’s flavors in this osteria and pizzeria that welcomes you in well-finished interiors and a beautiful dehor on a pedestrian area.

La Gatta Buia

Via delle Beccherie, 15 Matera
Phone: +39 3495715825

Why is special
For a special dinner spoil yourself with a selection of seasonal, local and well presented food and great wine in a casual and beautiful location.

Things to do in Matera Tour and activities

Alessio Leardi Tour
Phone: +393286457257

Why is special
Alessio is great guide to let you experience the magic of Murgia – be sure to book at least two days in advance.

Matera Tour Guide Tour
Phone: +39 3287666621

Why is special
The best guided tour in a group, just small groups with care, professionality and flexible time frame.

ApeVito Tour
Phone: +39 3931772506

Why is special
The best guided tour in a group, just small groups with care, professionality and flexible time frame.

Mimma Giovinazzo Tour

Phone: +393402750180

Why is special
Mimma sets experiences and gets you to the Murgia in a language between scientific and humanistic with a particular attention to the little ones.

Cosimo Burgi Tour

Phone: +393398178412

Why is special
Geologist with an ecosensitive approach, he focuses on the naturalistic and landscape aspects of the most authentic Basilicata.

Al Jalil Yoga and Meditazione Relax

Via San Pietro in Caveoso, 6 Matera
Phone: +39 0835310824

Why is special
Lia gives you bio-energetics treatments, yoga lessons, meditation lessons, couple tantra and much more for your spirit and soul.

Locanda di San Martino Relax

Via Fiorentini, 71 – 75100 – Matera
Phone: +39 0835 256600

Why is special
why is special: take a bath, sauna and hydromassage in this amazing “romanae thermae” and just forget everything else. Book in advance.

Casa Netural Co-working

via Galileo Galilei, 1 Matera
Phone: +39 0835388276

Why is special
not just a co-working space but a community space where you can meet interesting and creative people. Sometimes there are events and dinners, co-working space is open from monday to saturday 10 am to 7 pm.

Matera cooking class

Agriturismo L’Assiolo

Via Torquato Tasso, 30 Matera
Phone: +39 3923782510

Why is special:
Learn how to prepare local food with Silvia in a beautiful farm. If needed pick up in town.

A taste of our territory


Via Domenico Ridola, 77 Matera
Phone: +39 3498149993

Why is special
You’ll find the best selection of local and international food for a reasonable price in a little supermarket, if you’re lucky you’ll meet big Mimmo.

Supermercato Diva

Piazza del Sedile, 28 – Matera
Phone: +39 0835330683

Why is special
You can buy local food to make your local experience and cook at home.

Central Market

Piazza Ascanio Persio, Matera

Why is special
Make your local experience meeting some local farmers (not all the stalls sell local food, here you’ll also find bread, focaccia, fish and meat.


Via del Corso, 22 – Matera
Phone: +39 0835334071

Why is special
Make your local experience meeting some local farmers (not all the stalls sell local food, here you’ll also find bread, focaccia, fish and meat.

La Bottega del Vicinato

Via Marconi Piazza Mercato Box, 28 Matera
Phone: +39 3281310458

Why is special
Meeting Saverio is a must. Located in Piccianello’s market square you can find the best selection of local cheese, cold cut meet, local flour and much more. He only supports local little farms.

I Vizi degli Angeli

Via Ridola, 36 Matera
Phone: +39 0835310637

Why is special
The best artisanal icecream in town.

Arts and crafts

Crea che Ricrea

Via Rosario, 31/32 Matera
Tel: +39 3293655168

Why is special
Once you arrive in Angela’s shop you will feel all the warmth of the wool and the creativity of this fairy-knitter.


Piazza del Sedile, 19 Matera
Tel: +39 0835331857

Why is special
Marco Brunetti deals with the entire manufacturing process of different varieties of the traditional whistle shaped in the form of a small cock, “the cuccù”.

Officine Frida

Via Casalnuovo, 94 Matera
Tel: +39 3337025298

Why is special
In via Casalnuovo you’ll find a wonderful atelier where Mariella has joined with style the reuse of fabrics and the restoring of traditions.

Materia Design hand made

Via B. Buozzi, 89 Matera
Phone: +39 0835311136

Why is special
Lela and Michele work silver and wood creating some amazing jewels and artworks.

L’Arte del restauro

Via B. Buozzi, 57 Matera
Phone: +39 393 398994775

Why is special
If you’re bread making lovers you can’t leave here Giuseppe’s bread stamps.

Arte decorativa

Via B. Buozzi, 79 Matera
Phone: +39 320 1839947

Why is special
Maristella has been one of the first artisans to work the calcarenite with her own hands in Matera, and you can see the difference!