The Literary Park of Aliano & The Ghost Town of Craco
Almost Forgotten Places - Places of Exile & Abandonment
This tour takes us out of town for the day on a poetic journey amongst the lunar landscapes of the "calanchi" (unusual eroded clay formations) as we follow in the footsteps of Carlo Levi and spend the morning visiting the charming town of Aliano, where the artist/activist spent a year in exile in the 1930's. We retrace his steps at the Carlo Levi House & Museum, after which we have lunch in a quaint, traditional restaurant, where we can try some of the delectable, local cuisine.
After lunch, we move on to the mysterious & hauntingly beautiful abandoned town of Craco to learn about it's complex & tragic demise.
Cost varies depending on how transportation is organized and group size. Contact me by email for an estimate.
Final price includes: (transportation, if necessary), tour of Aliano's Literary Park, lunch, & tour of Craco.
Duration: this is a full day excursion. We generally leave Matera at 8:30 a.m. & are back by 6:30 p.m. (return times are approximate)
Level of difficulty: easy, although *Comfortable walking shoes with good traction are highly recommended.