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 show you in person a map and to suggest you nice routes and alleys to be walked in the Sassi or in the region of Basilicata. I will also suggest 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, tastes must strike directly at your 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

L’Arturo

Piazza Sedile 15, Matera
Phone: +39 3393907068

Why is special
Here you’ll find a great selection of wine, cheese and cold cut meat or just a local panino.

Vicolo Cieco

Via Fiorentini, 74 Matera
Phone: +39 3283587369

Why is special
Here you can try “cialledda”, the tipical bread salad from Matera or choose cheese or bruschetta with very nice pickles.

Panecotto

Vico B.Buozzi 10, Matera
Phone: +39 0835331325

Why is special
This place is oriented to support the territory and local flavours, ask them to talk about their cooperative and try nice soups and amazing cheese and cold cut meat.

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.

Where to eat and drink Restaurants and taverns

Fior di Cucuzza

Via Rocco Scotellaro, 1 Matera
Phone: +393389777186

Why is special
If you like vegetarian food made by local and fresh ingredients, in a creative and casual location this is the place! Very good wines included the house wine. You may even try aperitivo with some tapas, it opens at 7 pm. My brother, Danilo, joins a philosophy less waste and pet friendly.

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.

Al falco Grillaio

Via Ridola 17, Matera
Phone: +39 3662856731

Why is special
local food in a very nice pedestrian area. Tables outside recommended.

La Talpa

Via Fiorentini 167, Matera
Phone: +393493124746

Why is special
in the Sasso Barisano here you can try a very nice pizza or “fave e cicorie”, a tipical local dish! In summertime it’s very enjoyable the patio outside. When to go there? closed on tuesdays.

‘900 Restaurant

Via S. Stefano 31, Matera
Phone: +39 3469434648

Why is special
Treat yourself with local and traditional food revisited with a modern key in a very beautiful space. Really good price value rate for a special date.

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

alessio26@gmail.com
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

info@materaguide.it
Phone: +39 3287666621

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

Marisa Loperfido Tour

marisa.l@live.it
Tel: +39 3206840664

Perché è speciale
Marisa ti accompagnerà in un tour di Matera con passione e conoscenza approfondita, davvero un piacere ascoltarla.

ApeVito Tour

apevitomatera@gmail.com
Phone: +39 3931772506

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

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.

TeatroPAT Intrattenimento

Via Torquato Tasso, 30 Matera
Phone: +393280046536

Why is special:
Become a child and watch a puppets show with Marco and his amazing team.

A taste of our territory

Superemme

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.

Paoluccio

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

Feelosophy

Via delle Beccherie 67, Matera
Tel: +39 3395329718

Why is special
At Nadia’s place you’ll find beautiful eco-friendly, fair-trade, zero km crafts and is nice to spend time with her to listen about Feelosophy’ project (when she’s not too busy).

Laboratorio di progettualità

Via delle Beccherie 83, Matera
Phone: +39 3487929213

Why is special
Patrizia gives new life to materials reusing and recycling in a very original and creative way.

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.

Geppetto

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”.

Schiuma Post Design

Piazza San Francesco 2, Matera
Phone: +39 3281430704

Why is special
Contemporary handcraft.

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.