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Event Location

The course is hosted by Universita della Basilicata – Dipartimento delle culture europee e del Mediterraneo and the venue is at the Università degli Studi della Basilicata, Via del Castello, 75100 Matera – Italy, which is within 15min walking distance from all B&Bs located in the old city centre “I Sassi “.
You can enter from Via Annibale M. di Francia or from Via del Castello.







Attendees can select from a large range of B&Bs or hotels in and around Matera ( B&B List ). You can book from main online reservation web sites such as google, Booking or Airbnb etc..


Recommended Accommodation (Cheap, clean and in a nice heritage building)

For the following accommodations contact them directly and use the “Summer school Geocomputation” label to get a discount.

Hostelling International Matera – Le Monacelle – lemonacelle@hotmail.com from 22 Euro for a bed in a dormitory. Breakfast included.

Le Monacelle is a 16th century building providing a postcard worthy window into Matera’s historical area, Sassi. With its authentic cobbled terraces and location next to, or even in, the Stones of Matera UNESCO World Heritage Site, this is the perfect accommodation choice for lovers of archaeology – and beauty.

Cost of living in Matera

Average cost of living in Matera is low compared to Italian standard, e.g. meal in an inexpensive restaurant from 10-15 Euro. You can find detailed information here.



Travel Information

The easiest way to reach Matera is to fly to Bari Karol Wojtyla Airport BRI (also called Bari Palese airport) around 70 km away. Bari Airport  is also served by low-cost  airlines, such as Ryanair, Easyjet, Gemarwings, etc (see the airlines destinations from/to Bari ) from main European cities.

Bari Airport to Matera

  1. Taxi (80-100EURO each way, 1h15min), keep in touch with other course participants to share.
  2. Direct bus service from Bari Airport to Matera (~5 Euro), running 3 times a day (1h 15 min trip) book online in advance (Co.Tr.A.B.) selecting Data partenza (Departure date) then Bari and Matera in Partenza (Departure) and Destinazione (Destination) (see below an example for Sunday, June 18th).
  3. Connection Bari airport – Bari city centre – Matera (plan a 3 hours trip):

Note, the bus & train option need to be planed in advance and be aware that on Sunday some public transportation lines do not operate.


Alternative Routes to Matera

You can fly to Rome, Naples and connect to Matera:

  1. There is a bus service Marozzi which connect main Italian cities with Matera.
  2. SITA operates bus services from Matera to Taranto and Metaponto as well as other local towns and villages.

If you want visit the surrounding of Matera and the nearby Puglia region, one could use public transportation. However, when exploring at your own leisure and seeing more remote areas of the region of Basilicata and Puglia, a hired car (at Bari Airport) would be handy.
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