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A restored XVI century building with court located in via San Giovanni Vecchio 60 (Sasso Barisano) is the home of the 500 m2 large Museo Laboratorio della Civiltà Contadina (Museum-Workshop of the Peasant Culture). The exhibition rooms are dedicated...more
Really good to know more about the city and the old life of the people that use to reside there too many years ago, a place with many amazing objects (originals) pretty good to know it and the owner of the museum it’s a really...More
Incredibly informative and filled with artifacts of the true life of the people of the Sassi. Donato filled our imaginations with the reality that was Matera. He has studied the history and knows the stories personally. Great guided experience.
A worthwhile view into the past is provided by this small museum, such as it is. After visiting Casa Noha, this exhibition but some detail on what life was like in Matera years ago. Remember, Matera was an embarrassment for the Italian government in the...More
We were met by the very cordial and informative Donato, the creator of this unique an fascinating museum of relics. We spent about 40 minutes, talking to him and learning about how people lived in the Sassi years ago.
We really enjoyed ourselves and would...More
A wonderful collection of period pieces and photographs from the days in which the Sassi were inhabited. A memorable experience as it gives you the opportunity to see first hand the hardships that this population endured. It also lends to the reflection of how blessed...More
I visited this museum in June 2017 with my American family and Italian grandfather and considered it one of the highlights of our time in Matera. There were so many artifacts of everyday life and it was amazing to see such full displays of items...More
This fascinating museum contains thousands of artefacts collected by the owner which provide a great insight into the hard life lived in Matera by the people who worked on the land long before it became the attractive tourist town it is today. We had a...More