Antica Matera Casa Grotta
Antica Matera Casa Grotta
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Once upon a time...a typical house of the past that shows and illustrates with sculptures and furniture the life in Matera.
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sliroe
Carrollton, TX5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Solo
Gained knowledge about how people lived in this area and could see how disease could spread. Large families with there animals all in a small cave dwelling. I do recommend this short 10 minute historical visit.
Written September 19, 2023
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Manuel P
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg2,098 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The visit was worthwhile because it offers the opportunity to verify how previous people use to leave in these houses with families and animals.
The house been fully decorated as it was in the past.
This visit made clear the very difficult life those citizens had in Sassi up to the 60's.
Written February 25, 2020
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JVK
Palm Beach Gardens, FL687 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
A room which represents the homes of the past. A detail representation of the family living quarters. Explanation which is taped is in English or any other language that you may require. It’s very well done and the attendant is versed in the history of Matera. It’s worth the 2€ entrance fee.
Written October 11, 2019
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Anka
Timisoara, Romania757 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
The price is 2€/person and for 5 min while visiting the house you will hear the story of the house, and see how they lived, together with animals in same room until the ‘40... you can choose Italian English . Interesting to see
Written August 29, 2019
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pyegirl
Rome, Italy1,432 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018
This is furnished as a replica and is almost certainly way more sanitized than the real thing. Its a useful demonstration of how people lived "back in the day" and worth a visit.
Written August 20, 2019
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Erika K
90 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
On our apartment owner's recommendation we started the visit of the Sassi with the Casa Noha where we were shown a very interesting 20-minute film on the history of Matera and the Sassi. This really put the place into a context. Then we strolled around in the Sassi and ended up in the Casa Grotta, that was on our to do list. Three tiny spaces, furnished as it used to be. But it's nothing new after the exposition at Casa Noha. Also, it was very annoying with the crowd in such small spaces.
Written August 7, 2019
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David A
Preston, UK491 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
Absolutely fascinating to realise that people actually lived like this. The audio guide was helpful and we had a tour guide as well. The history of this area is remarkable and unbelievable too. A gem.
Written June 2, 2019
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Perry G
Blairgowrie, UK363 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
amazing how these people lived in Matera. this give you some idea of the conditions that they did so. worth the visit.
Written February 4, 2019
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BookCentsBabe
172 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Friends
This is an accurate museum of how people (and their animals) actually lived in these caves. This was one of my favorite museums to visit!
Written December 3, 2018
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Zosia B
Waterloo, Belgium1,448 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Family
This museum is tiny; our party of six filled the cave so I can only imagine how crowded it could be during prime travel season. That said, for 3 euro you can step back in time and see how the local people lived until relative recent times. In many ways it felt like time had stood still. Definitely worth a brief visit.
Written November 6, 2018
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