29 December 1514: riot against Count Tramontano in Matera

Meeting place:

Bar del Boschetto, in the Parco Giovanni Paolo II, 
in front of Parco del Castello


9.00 am - 12.00 am

How we move:

On foot



Artès Rosanna

Expert in tourist welcoming and entertainment, expert on rocky churches of Matera


History, Culture, Art, Legends of the territory, craftsmanship of papier mache, Living History.


Tourists who wish to immerse themselves, as protagonists, in a historic representation in the splendid scene of Matera, who are going to deepen their knowledge on the art, culture and local traditions of this wonderful city, elected “european capital of culture 2019”.


  • Meeting Rosanna at the Bar del Boschetto
  • Until you walk to the Castello Tramontano (“the incomplete”) Rosanna will explain to you the coat of arms of Matera
  • You will enter the story as a citizen of Matera of the XVI century and will learn to live the epoch to give life to the revolt against the tyrant
  • You will be a participant of a revolt under the Tower of the Castle where the Count will try, for the last time, to address and take advantage of the kindness of the Matera people
  • While you follow the map indications to find out the secret place, a licensed guide will help you appreciate the course of study emphasising the history and art of Matera
  • And so will be ready to go out of the Square in front of the Cathedral Church (a guided visit) to ambush the Count
  • Epilogue “ by surpise… “


The people of Matera are tired of the tyranny of the Matera Count Giancarlo Tramontano. Today is the 29 Decembre 1514 and we all are called to come in front of the Castle of Matera. Brunetta, courageous daughter of the gunsmith of Matera, has gather the most intrepid citizens of Matera to promote a riot to overthrow and oust the evil and hated Count. 

Also you, come immediately as time is our enemy! And bring arms and sticks to make legendary this moment, so important for our city of Matera. 

Rosanna, in the shoes of the legendary Brunetta, will help you relive this dramatic moment, which really happened in the Medieval lands of Matera. You will find out the reasons for which the Castle of Tramontano had remained incomplete, will relive the feelings which moved the population to hunt the tyrant who had tired the people of Matera and feelings which bothered the people with the Count’s manias of power and conquest; you will enjoy a guided visit along the streets of the Duomo of Matera.


  • Children under 12 are welcomed only if accompanied by an adult.
  • Wear comfortable shoes to move easily on the streets of Matera.


Artès animator who will be animating you along the entire course of the story, a licensed tour guide for the city visit, historical reference to the historical reenactment, beverage and coffee at the venue bar Bar del Boschetto, Tarallucci and Wine to conclude, awarding of certificates to celebrate the end of the rebellion.