The patron saint of Maria SS della Bruna, takes place on 2 July every year in Matera. The festival was established by Pope Urban VI in the year 1380, former Bishop of the city of Matera. The celebrations begin at dawn with the shepherds' procession: a large group of young people accompanies the painting of the Madonna through the main streets of the city, followed by explosions of firecrackers and fireworks along the entire route. After the celebration of the Holy Mass in the Cathedral, the eighteenth-century statue of the Madonna is accompanied to the church of Piccianello (new district of the city), escorted by the costumed cavalcade. In the afternoon she will be hoisted onto the throne of a large papier-mâché chariot. The artifact is created every year by a local artist who decorates it with angels, saints and decorations of all kinds, making the float more original than expected every year. After having traveled through the main streets of the city, the cart reaches the Piazza del Duomo. After completing the usual three laps and leaving the statue in the Cathedral, the chariot sets off again towards the center where it will be destroyed within a few moments by a large crowd who will try in every way to grab a piece: a statue, a decoration, a fragment. It will bring good luck for a whole year. To conclude the celebrations, fireworks will light up the Sassi houses and the Murgia caves.
The restaurant opened in November 2001.We have a characteristic room embellished with a series of panels inspired by the Bruna Festival and a typical gallery of lights. For a more intimate atmosphere, we have a smaller and more intimate room. For banquets with many friends we welcome guests in two other large rooms, also completely dug into the rock. We can accommodate 180 people inside and 50 outside.
At the basis of our cuisine is the simplicity and tastiness of the recipes of the typical gastronomy of the area, made with genuine products carefully chosen and prepared with passion by the chef: fresh pasta, vegetables, cereals, legumes and meat, to be enjoyed in a very evocative and unique environment, for lunch or dinner, for parties and banquets on any happy occasion. We are happy to welcome groups of tourists, schools and groups of friends, offering dishes and recipes to suit all tastes, certain to satisfy even the most demanding palates. Do not hesitate to tell us your requests and special needs, we will be happy to fulfill them. We organize banquets for all types of events, for birthdays, graduations and parties of all kinds to remember, at attractive prices.
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La Cantina della Bruna is the name of this restaurant located in Sasso Barisano. The 500 m2 structure completely excavated into the rock was the property of Duke Malvezzi of Matera since 1641. Since the Middle Ages it had already been used as a wine mill and cellar for storing barrels. In the century XVII came into the possession of one of the most important families of the city of Matera, the Malvinni-Malvezzi, this property remained until the beginning of the century. XX.
The coat of arms of the House is positioned on the entrance arch of the access courtyard.
Our Chef Michele Vizziello presents the restaurant "La Cantina della Bruna"... and prepares the most requested specialty, "I Tagliolini della Bruna"
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Indirizzo: Via Spartivento 20,
Telefono: +39 3299511755