APT Basilicata

APT Basilicata

Basilicata turistica

Matera and its Hill (MT) - Stone Handicraft

A very ancient tradition relating to the working of this material, tuff in particular, cannot be missing in Matera, a town built into the rock. Nowadays the extraction of tuff, less tiring than in the past thanks to the introduction of modern equipment, is mostly connected to the restoration of old buildings.

Tuff is very suitable for handiwork thanks to its friability, even though that very friability demands great skill in the production of handicrafts.

In craftsmen's workshops it is used to make furnishing complements and small objects of art.