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“Up to 1959” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario

Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario
Vicinato di Vico Solitario no 11, 75100 Matera Matera, Italy
+39 (0)835 310118
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Ranked #10 of 35 Attractions in Matera
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Cultural
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Up to 1959”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

4 storeys from the bottom. Entrance of the house is where the bedrooms and kitchen are, going down one floor is the family room, another floor down is where their livestock lives and the last floor is their wine cellar. Very steep to go down the steps. People than must be very fit, a family stayed there till 1959.

Visited August 2013
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Harrogate, UK
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27 attraction reviews
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“The only way to understand the Sassi caves”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

Incredible to think that this is how people lived up until the mid 1950s. A good recorded narrative in English explains all that you need to understand what life was like for the people who had to live in these conditions. Well worth the €2 entry fee.

Visited September 2013
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Roma
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“Original house of a local rural family”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Thinking that until the 1950's 11 people lived here together with their farm animals is really hard to understand. Visiting Vico Solitario really immerges you in the history of Matera.

Visited August 2013
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Midlands
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“Well worth it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

This is a recreation of what living in one of the caves in the sassi districts would have been like. It was fascinating, and the English leaflet given out was detailed. For 2 euros it is well worth doing. You also get to see a niviera (?) where they kept snow all year round, a typical cart used by the locals, see a cave church and watch a black and white video of the area from the 50s.

Visited August 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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“Fascinating and evocative museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

I have found Casa Grotto di vico Solitario very educative and at the same time an opportunity to learn more about the people of old Matera. It was a time, not long ago, when artificial caves was used as homes to both man and animals. The museum tries harder to portrait the unique and fascinating setting of an ancient Matera house.

Visited July 2012
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