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Itineraries



Guided Visits

Itineraries with the Park Tour Guides with a regional qualification along the sheep tracks (the so-called "tratturi"), the trails crossing the plateau and descending towards the spectacular Gravina, entering the territory and finally reaching the rupestral churches and complexes, and the fortified "masserie" (farms).

  • In spring, nature walks among the one thousand blooms
  • Nature photography - The Park in a snapshot: with the camera to discover wonderful scenery in the protected area. 
  • Bird watching - Looking for birds of prey and birds.
  • Mountain bike - Along the narrow trails linking the ancient "masserie" to the rupestrian farms.

If you want to carry out guided visits, you can book by calling the number 0835/336166 - E-mail: info@parcomurgia.it

List of the Tourist and Hiking Guides of the Park

Rules for the tours (Italian text)

The Itineraries in Murgia Timone

Jazzo Gattini Visitor Center is the ideal departure point for the itineraries developing in Murgia Timone, panoramic area in front of the Sassi di Matera, representative of the whole protected area. As a matter of fact, the area - including a spectacular stretch of the canyon of Gravina di Matera - is rich in rupestrian churches. From Jazzo Gattini, guided visits are organized every day.

Georef.  ItineraryTypology Interest
 Big Trail
Departure: Jazzo Gattini
On foot On foot
E - Hiking (level)
5 h
Great interest: Religion Great interest: Archeology Great interest: History 
 Nature Trail
Departure: Centro visite di Jazzo Gattini
On foot On foot
T - Tourist (level)
1h 15min
Great interest: Archeology Great interest: History 
The Shepherds' TrailThe Shepherds' Trail
The most fascinating panoramic trail of the protected area
Departure: Jazzo Gattini
On foot On foot
easy tour
2h 15min
Great interest: Panorama Great interest: Archeology Great interest: History 
 The Trail of the Crosses
Departure: Piazzale Belvedere di Murgia Timone
On foot On foot
easy tour
2h 15min
Great interest: Religion Great interest: Archeology Great interest: History 

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