Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 03, 2013
Matera, located in southern Italy and known for its spectacular views and lively culture, is a town that is drawing attention due to Select Italy’s latest exclusive vacation package and tour options.
For the first time, Select Italy (http://Selectitaly.com) has assembled a unique package to exemplify the magical wonders of Matera. The two-day ‘Fall in Love with Matera’ vacation package provides accommodation at a 4-star hotel, Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita, where customers will be surrounded by 9,000-year-old caves. A three -hour private walking tour will bestow visitors with a closer look at the Sassi di Matera and all the hidden secrets behind this astonishing town. Travelers can take a visit to the Museum of Modern Sculpture, Piazza Vittorio Veneto or enjoy a traditional Basilicata meal at a restaurant in the main piazza. The following day will be welcomed with an organic breakfast and private transportation to the charming towns of Venosa and Melfi for a luxurious guided tour and wine tasting.
“Basilicata is a breathtaking, pristine region of Italy just waiting to be explored. With Select Italy’s package and tour options of Matera - also a UNESCO World Heritage Site - our clients have the opportunity to partake in an unforgettable, authentic visit to one of the treasures of Southern Italy,” says Martina Mirandola Mullen, Client Care Specialist. “For those who are less familiar with the region, we also offer free and informative content on the city and its surrounding region, such as in our Special Edition All About Basilicata Newsletter.”
Select Italy has also put together multiple other services for purchase in the Basilicata region that will enhance the experience for tourists. The aforementioned hotel Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita will add to an unforgettable vacation experience. Located in the Matera hillside, sleep in a serene and ornate cave but continue to enjoy lavish amenities such as high speed Wi-Fi, beds, and kitchenettes. Organic meals are served, most incorporating the IGP-protected pane di Matera. A private walking tour will add even more fascination to this ‘cave city.’ Half-day and full-day tours are available introducing visitors to cave dwellings, ancient water systems, the Park of the Rupestrian Churches of Matera, and stunning ancient frescos.
The visit would not be complete without the experience of the Basilicata cuisine. A cooking class is offered to learn how to make and eat a traditional three-course meal. Over a four hour period, the chef will display regional cooking techniques and secrets. Another viable option is a Basilicata wine tour of both Venosa and Melfi. With fabulous wineries and picturesque views, a walking tour and guided wine tasting illuminates yet another cultured aspect of the region.
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About Select Italy
Select Italy is The Ultimate Source for Travel to Italy® and offers a wide array of superior Italian travel products and services, including customized itineraries, state-of-the-art tours and packages, wedding/honeymoon trips, unique culinary classes, a complete pre-departure ticketing service for museums and musical events, private guided services, yacht charters, transportation, hotel reservations, villa bookings and more. Through a vast network of suppliers and cultural contacts, anything and everything you need for optimum Italian travel -- and now Croatian travel, too – is possible at Select Italy. Based in Chicago with an office in New York and representatives in Italy, in 2010 Select Italy opened a full-service branch in Shanghai, China.