FAQ ( Domande frequenti )

What to visit in Parco della Murgia Materana?
Walking along the many scenic trails that cross the Gorge, the canyon that characterizes the ’ protected area, You can visit cave churches, caves, Liquids, jazzi, Manor farms. A ’ experience that we promise will be memorable, Thanks to an unexpected richness ’ flora and fauna. In particular from the area of Murgia Timone, dove ha sede il CEA c’è inoltre la vista panoramica più bella da cui ammirare i Sassi di Matera.

C ’ d ’ is a ticket to the park entrance?
Il Parco è di libero e gratuito accesso. Visitors wishing to make visits in complete autonomy, at the visitor center of Jazzo Kittens can pick up a map of the area of Murgia Timone (at euro 1,00). Also with the help of a ’ plastic show more locations’ beautiful and sure to follow. Along the paths you will see then some Rupestrian churches, as Madonna delle Tre Porte and Sant Agnese ’. Both are closed by a grating system, that while preventing access to the internal ’ ’, permits a nearly complete vision.

What is ’ and what does the CEA?
CEA is the ’ acronym for Environmental Education Center. Is a cultural business ’ provides integrated services for the sustainable use of the Park of the Murgia Matera.

What are the days and times of opening of the CEA?
At the Jazzo Kittens is an active visitor center is open every day of the year ’, Sundays and holidays included, at the following times:
From November to March: 9.30 – 16.30
From April to October: 9.30 – 14.30; 16.00 – 18.30

On reservation is scheduled the opening also fuori orario ’

What are the services of the CEA?
At the rural structures Jazzo kittens and Masseria Radogna: punto informativo sul Parco della Murgia Materana, educazione ambientale, guided tours, cultural events, bar, book-shop, refreshment, point of sale products, equipped area camper/caravan/tent.

What is the easiest way’ complete and nice to discover the Park?
Attend a ’ route in the company of the guides of the Park is without ’ other way better and complete.
The choice of the most beautiful routes, visit internally the Rupestrian churches, a complete narrative and interpretation of sites, turn a simple visit to a real experience.

What are the guided tours that depart from Jazzo Kittens?
> VISITA TURISTICA duration 1:0 15 my, euro ticket 10 (during 18 Euro 5,00, during 6 free)
> BELVEDERE TRAIL duration 2:0 15 my, euro ticket 15 (during 18 Euro 7,00, during 6 free)
> SENTIERO DELLE CROCI duration 2:0 15 my, euro ticket 15 (during 18 Euro 7,00, during 6 free)
> TREKKING GRANDE duration 4:0 15 my, euro ticket 25 (during 18 Euro 13,00, during 6 free)
> FROM the SASSI to the duration 4:0 , euro ticket 40 (during 18 Euro 20,00, during 6 free)
> LARGE RING OF STONES duration 6:0 , euro ticket 50 (during 25 Euro 13,00, during 6 free)
> la MATERA-MONTESCAGLIOSO duration 8:0 , euro ticket 75 (during 18 Euro 35,00, during 6 free)

And’ possible to book the shuttle bus for the transfer from Matera Centre Jazzo Kittens

Guided tours also take place in foreign language?
You. In English, francese, Spanish, German and….. materano!

Reservation is obligatory?
And’ always recommended book to 0835/332262

There are specific programmes for schools?
Obviously you. You can delve into the theme of PERCORSI SCOPERTA , submitted by LABORATORI DIDATTICI and VIAGGI D’ISTRUZIONE

Is there any way to taste the typical products of the Park?
At the refreshment of Jazzo Kittens you can taste typical products selected from the best farms and livestock Hill Matera. Some examples? The caciocavallo cheese, the murgian pecorino, il cacioricotta di capra, il miele di timo, olive bake, the grape hyacinth, i pomodori secchi, the creamed onions, i peperoni cruschi, the almond strazzate, primitive materadoc wine……….

There are services for motorhomes and campers?
You. At the Masseria is a splendid Radogna equipped area with all services for camper/caravan/tent. An oasis of peace and quiet, ideal stopover point for those who want to explore the Park. But the ’ area is also close to the Rocks to reach directly through a path, or maybe more comfortably with our shuttle bus.

From Matera City Centre, as you reach the CEA?
DRIVE: We must get away from Matera and follow directions to Taranto/Laterza. Al km 583 the SS7 c ’ is right our crossroads reported as “Equipped Area camper” and “Visitor Center/Center for environmental education”.
Attention our fork isn't what leads to the Church of Madonna delle Vergini, but the next one.
WALK FROM MATERA: descending from Piazza Porta Gun, He wades the river and up the path that leads to the Belvedere of Murgia Timone. To get to it follows then Jazzo Kittens left the panoramic road of Murgia Timone
IN SHUTTLE BUS: is only available if you book tours and part 15 minutes before.

From outside Matera as you reach the CEA?
FROM TARANTO/LATERZA: on the S.S. 7 km 583 crossing to the left signposted “Equipped Area camper” and “Centro visite
FROM BARI ALTAMURA: by SS. 99 near Matera follow directions to Taranto. Proseguendo sulla S.S.7 al km 583 crossroads turn right signposted “Equipped Area camper” and “Centro visite
BY POWER: from the S.S. 7 near Matera follow directions to Taranto. Continuing until miles 583 (crossroads turn right signposted “Equipped Area camper” and “Visitor Center”)
DA METAPONTO: from the S.S. 7 near Matera follow directions to Taranto. Continuing until miles 583 (crossroads turn right signposted “Equipped Area camper” and “Visitor Center”)

The CEA as as you reach the Sassi di Matera?
WALK: along a path, only during daylight hours. It is a beautiful hiking trail, However not suitable for those with Vertigo problems
DRIVE: in five minutes, following the indications for Matera. Please leave the ’ car in one of the many municipal parking lots along the way Lucan.
SHUTTLE: service available for those who adhere to our guided tours or guests of the ’ area camper
BY BICYCLE: as for cars. Precautions should be taken by a steep ascent about 700 m

How to contact CEA?
Chiamando lo 0835/332262 or the 388/8925407 or write an email to