(VIP EDITION) The treasure of the Ammicc Palace

Meeting place:

Piazza S. Bernardino, Bernalda


09.30 - 15.00

How we move:

On foot


5h 30m

Artès Giusy

Architect and Tour Guide

Artès Imma

Philosophy graduate, passionate about myths and legends of Basilicata


Passion for the local traditions linked to myths and legends, a cooking class, “gastronomic” treasure hunt, enogastronomic tasting of local specialities.


Families with children, young and elderly, speaking Italian or English. For those who cannot resist gastronomic typicity and are looking forward to “put their hands in the pasta”, for fans of touring on foot around the village and willing to discover the traditional Bernalda, with its historic palaces, made famous by Francis Coppola.


  • Meeting on the Square of San Bernardino, breakfast
  • A treasure hunt where, helped by a map, will be reconstructed the treasure of Lord Lambicco
  • Visit of the "Ammicc" Palace
  • Touring on foot of the historic centre of Bernalda
  • A pastry shop laboratory to prepare the "scorzetta" pastry according to the tradition
  • Certification award for having learned how to make the real Scorzetta
  • A typical lunch of Basilicata at the Locandiera, included in the Restaurants’ Guide of Italy 2015 of Gambero Rosso


At dawn of today was announced the death of Signor Lambicco, a rich feudal of Bernalda, the ancient Camarda. There are rumours that the rich lord was hiding a big treasure and that, at his sudden death, has triggered an assault to Palazzo Ammicc, a situation that has made Giusy and Imma, the young daughters of Lambicco, reveal that the treasure in fact was an ancient, secret recipe. So, the two young girls have decided to open the gates of the palace only to cooks and pastry chefs of talent, worthy of discovering the true treasure of Bernalda.
If you would also like to participate in the “treasure hunt”, come tomorrow in front of the Church of San Bernardino. Behind the treasure is hidden a "sweet" surprise... hurry up to avoid "bitter" disappointment.
Imma and Giusy, in the shoes of the daughters of Lord Lambicco, will guide you in a hunt to discover the lost recipe. Immersed in the heart of Metapontino, you will enjoy a visit to the historic city centre and the historic palaces of ancient Camarda, passing in front of Palazzo Margherita (property of Francis Ford Coppola). You will make a tour of this South Italy “California” and, thanks to the hints, reconstruct the recipe and will find the ingredients 0to immerse you in the laboratory of a typical pastry shop. You will have the occasion to see at work Masterchef Spinelli who will teach you to prepare the real "scorzetta" of Bernalda. The story will end up with a great lunch of typical specialities of Basilicata, bread of Matera, pepper of Senise (dry pepper).


  • In case of food intolerance, please communicate it at the time of booking.
  • Children under 12 are welcomed only if accompanied by an adult.


Breakfast (coffee and brioches), a visit with a tour guide, treasure hunt, cooking laboratory (la scorzetta, preparation and tasting), gift wrapping of the scorzetta, lunch of Basilicata typical food, a memo photo with polaroid, certificate of participation.