Enjoy a day dedicated to the villages and flavours of Basilicata. Visit local farms and taste local specialities. Discover the ancient medieval village of San Mauro Forte in the province of Matera and stay one night at the organic farm.
What you’ll do
- Visit the organic farm and taste the famous pistachio
- Visit other local farms and taste delicious foods such as truffles, snails and cheeses
- Discover charming villages in Basilicata such as the ancient medieval town of San Mauro Forte
- Have dinner at the restaurant to enjoy local dishes
- Stay 1 night at the organic farm
Price per person: € 80
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What to expect
We start the food experience with a visit to our organic pistachio farm. We will reach the pistachio plantation with off-road vehicles. I will explain the origins and curiosities of our pistachio trees, and we will take a short walk through the plantation.
Trekking enthusiasts can ask to reach the pistachio plantation by following a route through ancient sheep tracks in the Lucanian countryside (5 km one way or 10 km round trip). This is an excellent idea to discover enchanting villages in contact with nature.
On returning from the countryside, we will continue in the farm with a tasting of our pistachio specialities.
We will continue the day dedicated to the villages of Basilicata, with a lunch at the farm to taste some traditional Basilicata dishes. We will visit some local farms that produce other tasty local specialities such as truffles, snails and cheeses.
Not only food and wine: in Basilicata there are fascinating villages around every corner. In fact, you will have the opportunity to visit, either on your own or with a tour guide, the ancient medieval village of San Mauro Forte with its baronial palaces, medieval churches, Norman tower with multimedia museum, wine museum, Palazzo Arcieri Bitonti, which houses the museum of rural civilisation and the multimedia museum “in viaggio in Basilicata”.
The Basilicata experience includes a dinner at the restaurant and a one-night stay in our own house on the farm, with a double bed, two single beds, bathroom and kitchenette.
|Where||San Mauro Forte, Matera – 40 min from Matera, 70 min from Bari|
|When||From the 1st of April to the 31st of October – duration 2 days|
|Start time||Flexible start time by agreement with the Expert|
|Language||Italian, English and German|
|What’s not included||
Price per person: € 80
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The Food Expert:
Driven by the enthusiasm of an elderly producer, the pioneer of pistachio in Basilicata, in 2005 I decided to bet on pistachio cultivation. So I left with my father for Greece, where we bought the first 1,200 trees. Our farm boasts about being one of the very few, if not the only Italian farm, to grow organic pistachio. We will welcome you to Basilicata for a tour to discover the most beautiful and lesser-known villages in Basilicata.
Cancellation policy: all bookings can be cancelled within 3 days from the start date of the experience. Read the Terms and Conditions.
Driven by the enthusiasm of an elderly producer, the pioneer of pistachio in Basilicata, in 2005 I decided to bet on pistachio cultivation. So I left with my father for Greece, where we bought the first 1,200 trees.
To these first trees of the Aeginis variety, one of the best pistachios in the world, we have added over the years two famous varieties: the Kerman and the Neapolitan variety, which is the same grown in Bronte. Currently we take care of about 4,000 trees on an area of almost 16 hectares and the farm boasts about being one of the very few, if not the only Italian farm, to grow organic pistachio.
Today our farm grows precious pistachio in a plantation among the hills of Basilicata, in San Mauro Forte in the province of Matera: a village rich in history with 32 baronial palaces, medieval churches, the Norman tower with a multimedia museum and a museum of rural life.
In the area you can visit Matera, famous for its “Sassi” – stone houses carved out of caves and cliffs –, Craco, the ghost town where Mel Gibson shot the film “The Passion” and the small Lucanian Dolomites, where you can admire two of the most beautiful villages in Italy, Pietrapetrosa and Castelmezzano.