La Talpa Restaurant is located in Matera on the main Via dei Fiorentini in the beating heart of Sasso Barisano.
The restaurant, in the center of the Sassi of Matera, is entirely dug into the rock and formerly used as a dwelling, in the year 2000 the place was transformed into a cozy restaurant with about 100 seats inside.
In fine weather, from May to September, it hosts its clientele in a large outdoor terrace in the extraordinary setting of the Sassi of Matera with suggestive views of the Cathedral. >> Continue
La Talpa Restaurant in the Sassi of Matera
The restaurant known for its traditional Lucanian appetizers and homemade pasta dishes, has for some time now been providing its guests with the opportunity to enjoy excellent pizza prepared by its master pizza makers and baked in a wood-burning oven as per tradition.
The wine cellar makes use of a wide selection of labels, which, while favoring the historically well-known Aglianico varietals typical of the region and excellent to accompany roast lamb, podolico veal and gnumrid, do not forget The Wine of Matera, which in July 2005 finally obtained the DOC recognition that has long been their due. >> Continue
Matera la Città dei SassiMatera
is a very ancient city, whose territory holds evidence of human settlements from the Paleolithic to the Ordierna era. The particular conformation of the site is characterized by valleys and rocky ledges shaped by the river called Gravina, forming a veritable canyon where on one of the sides rises the oldest urban layout: the Sassi districts.
The city is world-renowned for these historic districts, the Sassi, recognized in 1993 by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site
, the first site in southern Italy to receive such recognition, along with the Murgia Materana Park, which is located on the other side from the Gravina River.
On October 17, 2014, Matera was designated European Capital of Culture for 2019. >> Continue