Near Matera there are parks of unique beauty where it is possible to practice outdoor activities or attend thematic events.

The relationship between man and nature, in the Matera area, has the sinuosity of the Natural Historical Archaeological Regional Park of the Rupestrian Churches of Matera, a World Heritage Site since 1993 together with the ancient Sassi districts, and the immensity of the San Giuliano Regional Reserve. Both represent the green and at the same time harsh soul of the Matera landscape.