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Crypt of Original Sin Tour
Activities in Matera

Crypt of Original Sin Tour

  • English English
  • 2 hours

Known as the Sistine Chapel of cave art, the Crypt of Original Sin houses 9th-century frescoes and is one of the most fascinating cave churches in Matera.

Cripta del Peccato Originale Tour

Are you ready to visit one of the oldest Christian places of worship in Matera? We'll pick you up at the time you book from Via Alessandro Volta and hop on a minibus to set off on a 30-minute journey to the Cripta del Peccato.

You'll have half an hour to explore the cave at your leisure. Your audio guide will draw your attention to fascinating details on the paintings and tell you all about them. The frescoes painted on the cave walls date back to the 9th century and depict several scenes from Genesis.

The most famous painting in the crypt is one that portrays the expulsion of Adam and Eve from Paradise with a fig symbolising the forbidden fruit. Find out the reason for this during the tour!

At the end of the visit, we'll return to the minibus and go back to Matera after a two-hour tour.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.


Adults Children between 3 and 14 years old Children under 3 years old
US$ 33.30
US$ 11.10
  • Adults

    US$ 33.30
  • Children between 3 and 14 years old

    US$ 11.10
  • Children under 3 years old


More Information


2 hours.

Language English

The tour includes audio commentary in English.


Minibus transport.

Crypt of Original Sin entry fee.

Audio guide in English.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.


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.

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No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 33.30
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Meeting point

Alessandro Volta, 3.


Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.