Basilicata is one of the most authentic regions in Italy. Located in the heart of the Lucanian Apennines and surrounded by both the Ionian and the Tyrrhenian Sea, Basilicata offers a wide variety of historical and naturalistic attractions.
Grottole is located near Matera, the capital. The name Grottole is derived from the Latin word “criptula” and indicates the ancient origins of this place, in small caves in prehistoric times.
These caves still exist today and have been converted into workshops for the manufacture of clay pots that characterize local artisanal production.
Inhabited since prehistoric times, the village of Grottole was also an important Norman rule.
ANYWAYS EXPERIENCE: POTTERY IN BASILICATA
This tour is dedicated to the sense of touch and the Lukan ceramic tradition. During this experience you get to know Nisio, a nationally and internationally renowned artist, the last potter from Grottole. The manual skills and experience of this ancient tradition is preserved in his hands.
Come with us to his historic workshop and test yourself while modeling clay on a lathe. Nisio shows you his secrets and accompanies you in the realisation of small artifacts, related to Grottole tradition.
The experience takes about 2 hours. A parking lot is available on site.
This is the best opportunity to discover Basilicata and the beautiful village of Grottole, as well as the secrets of the ceramic tradition. We look forward to seeing you at our experience: THE POTTERY IN BASILICATA.