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Dalì is coming

A clock dissolved in Via Madonna delle Virtù, the gigantic elephant between Piazza Vittorio Veneto and Via San Biagio, a third work in Piazza San Francesco d’Assisi.

Salvador Dalì is arrived in Matera, ready to offer his homage to the city that will be the European Capital of Culture 2019. An outdoor exhibition, which officially opens at the beginning of December and will continue throughout the year 2019.

The initiative is curated by Beniamino Levi – president of Dalì universe, one of the largest collections of the Spanish artist’s works – and by the Cuboin group.

It will be completed with a selection of 200 other minor works, which will be hosted in the rock complex of Madonna delle Virtù.

Come and discover them!



“Vicinato in Festa” is born from the desire of Sant’Angelo Luxury Resort, to create an event where guests can breathe the love of our city and its traditions, where they can live the emotions of the food observing our grandmothers knead the fresh pasta, and where they can feel the warm aromas of Aglianico Wine, full of history and strength.

“Vicinato in Festa” is a Family meeting, a party between friends and good neighbors, as was once used, and it’s with this spirit that those who participate will be welcomed.

Between folk music and master artisans, our traditional food will be prepared in sight to explain to those present friends the perfumes that go beyond the recipe … because they are History!

The word Experience is what “Vicinato in Festa” wants to offer, a journey of four evenings to learn through ancient tastes and knowledge, the wonders of the place that hosts them.


2nd July – Fireworks on terrace

On July 2, the secular celebration of “Madonna della Bruna”, protector of the city of Matera, begins at 4:30 with the procession of “shepherds” during which the ancient neighborhoods awaken at the early dawn lights to greet the Picture of the Virgin, whose passage is announced by pyrotechnic shots. Meanwhile, the knights, escorting the processional chariot, gather in the streets and “neighborhoods”.

As the tradition asks, on the morning of July 2, the statue of “Madonna della Bruna”is brought to the church of Piccianello and then taken into procession on the triumphal chariot along the main roads crowded with people, until arriving in the evening in the Cathedral square where the “three laps” are taken, symbol of the grip of the city by the Virgin.

The statue, accompanied by the Archbishopric Curia, will be deposited in the Cathedral.

The chariot is surrounded by knights with horses decorated with flowers and velvet, the charioteer raises the mules to the to return to the crowd the symbol of the feast. With the same secular ritual the chariot is attacked and destroyed by the crowds of thousands people.

The party ends late in the evening with a race of fireworks that create a unique scenario on the ancient Sassi area, considered by Unesco, a world heritage of humanity.


To attend the pyrotechnic event from 8 pm on the terrace of Ristorante Regia Corte, there will be a buffet dinner at the price of 30 € (wines and drinks not included).

From the 23 pm, with the closing of the buffet, you can wait for the beginning of the show.


Tables available only upon advance booking.


Nativity in Matera

The usual Christmas appointment with “The Nativity of the Living Nativity of Matera” set in the Sassi di Matera, the largest nativity scene in the world, is back again this year, given its spectacular and spectacular itinerary inside the Sassi of Matera. Organized by the Coordinating Coordinating Committee of the City of Matera which will soon, as usual, assign it through a public announcement to professionals. The Living Nativity Scene is set up in the Sassi of Matera, with a very wide path that will probably be set on both the Sassi Rioni, giving the visitor the impression of moving in the city of Jerusalem.


Weekend adventures

Your adventure starts here!

Weekend Adventures, was born with the aim of combining a unique blend of fun, nature and valorisation of the territory.

Come and discover a new way of living your vacation.

Book your stay at the Sant’Angelo Luxury Resort and you will have the opportunity to discover on board a Quad through a tutorial with the wonderful city of Matera and the Murgia’s Park.


“Absolutely incredible experience, our stay at Sant'Angelo will be something we remember for a lifetime.”
Wyatt, USA (Booking)


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