This stunning and historic church is tucked among an incredible complex comprised of dozens of caves and dates back to the early 10th century. Its unique location and iconic beauty has been attracting travelers for hundreds of years. Widely recognized as one of Matera’s most important religious monuments, Madonna delle Virtu Church, as well as nearby San Nicola dei Greci, draws pilgrims from around the world.
The church’s interior is decorated with brilliantly restored frescos and occasional temporary exhibits are also on display here. Travelers can wander the two floors containing multiple rooms, gaze out over vast landscapes and picturesque views and tour the site’s unique history on a visit to Madonna delle Virtu.
The church is located in Matera, just north of other religious landmarks like San Domenico and Church of Saint Francis Assisi.