Matera bread has been handmade according to the same tradition for hundreds of years. Immerse yourself in the Italian city's history and culture learning how to make the delicacy!
Bread Making Workshop: what to expect?
After meeting your guide near the Church of Purgatory in Matera's Via Alessandro Volta, you'll stroll over to Via Nazionale, home to the traditional bakery where your bread making workshop will take place.
In the bakery, which has been run by four generations of family and is still going strong, you'll be immersed in the art of breadmaking, learning all about the key ingredients, including the best local semolina and yeast, and the important techniques used to make the dough and bake the bread.
Enjoy a practical demonstration during which you'll get your hands dirty, learning how to mix the ingredients, knead and shape the dough and finally bake it to make your own 100% handmade Italian bread. What's more, at the end of the experience, you'll get to take your bread home!
For the finishing touch on your workshop, you'll be treated to a tasting of typical Italian breads. Sample bread with oil, traditional tarallini and focaccia, washed down with a glass of wine.
What is Matera bread?
Matera bread is a large, almost muffin-shaped loaf, with a high risen point in the middle, and many have said that it resembles the rocky landscapes of the Murgia Materana Park located next to the city. The bread is also known for its yellow-brown crumb and crust.
Bread has always been an important product in Matera. Until 1950, the town's wood ovens were communal, and the locals took turns to make their bread in them. How do you think they could tell their baked goods apart? You'll learn all about it on your Matera bread making workshop!
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Bread making workshop
Per personUS$ 61.1
The tour is exclusively in English.
English speaking guide.
Artisanal bread making workshop according to traditional methods.
Take your bread home afterwards!
Tasting of local breads with drink: bread with oil, tarallini, focaccia, water and glass of wine.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up until the previous day (9:30 AM local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
Via Alessandro Volta 3/5.