Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario

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Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario

Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario
4.5
Speciality Museums • Caverns & Caves
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Matera Sassi Storica Casa Grotta - di vico Solitario: Typically Furnished Cave Dwelling To see what a real peasant dwelling was like before the “Sassi” of Matera were abandoned, visit a typical cave dwelling with furniture and tools of the time in the “Sasso Caveoso”. The description of the Cave Dwelling in English language is available inside. Open all year round.
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duhoz
Beroun, Czech Republic5,089 contributions
Oct 2021
Three different rooms presenting typical dwelling until 1956. The first room shows the household with the presentation daily live. You will see how people lived in a small rooms together with the live stock, storage, kitchen and sewerage system. You will learn that the live was not easy. The other two rooms or caves shows other aspects of the live. Multilingual audio guide, you can wait some time for your language. I joined German audio tour to avoid long wait but I have printed English guide to follow the tour. The complete tour takes around 20-30 minutes.
Written November 10, 2021
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Sylvain G.
Lugrin, France183 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
This is a visit of a typical 19th century house of Matera. The house is amazingly well furnished, so that one can learn a huge amount of interesting facts on how the daily life was managed at that time. The immersive effect is very strong, and you realize that each act of ordinary life was difficult in those times.

This type of installation is so much better than the usual “tradition museums” in which you see the old clothes and habits !
Written September 20, 2020
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Chris W
Saffron Walden, UK198 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
Small church within a cave at Matera. The interior has some very old frescoes. The viewpoints around the church have some spectacular views across the valley and the town
Written September 10, 2020
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Babido L
Basel, Switzerland2 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
Staff was very rude and not helpful, spoke only Italian and did not allow us to visit the waiting rooms after the tour, since we were told to directly join the tour after paying for admission. Much better ways to spend your 3 euros elsewhere.
Written July 16, 2020
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Luis Enrique C
Brasilia, DF52 contributions
Oct 2019
The house is really interesting because it allows you to understand the living conditions of the inhabitants of Sasso Caveoso before it was confiscated by state property. the reconstruction is faithful and the multilingual audio explanation also offers unique details. The video in the cave next door is equally valid. not to be missed when you visit Matera - Italy.
Written June 15, 2020
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Gabriel H
Bellaire, TX6,981 contributions
Oct 2019
This is a private residence preserved exactly as it used to be a hundred years ago. Carved out of the rock, it has multiple smaller caves: an entrance "hall", a place where the cistern was built, a place where tools and instruments were kept, a "bedroom" shared by humans and beasts alike and a kitchen-like area, with a window to the outside. No running water, no plumbing and no way to freshen the air, except for the breeze, if there happened to be one. It must have been a very hard life.
Written November 16, 2019
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wolf3728
Las Vegas, NV1,434 contributions
Aug 2019 • Solo
It is very interesting how the people lived for centuries. Only to be relocated by the government due to health reasons. Surprise the government got it wrong and reopened the cave houses.
Written August 31, 2019
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pyegirl
Rome, Italy1,330 contributions
Jan 2019
This is a quick visit at the bottom of the sassi. Very interesting to see how a family lived in the cave, even if it is a bit sanitized. I would definitely suggest a visit. The sassi were not always glamorous hipster locations and its good to show this.
Written August 18, 2019
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Marc V
Gent547 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
How people lived here until the 1960's.
Makes you think about how we have evolved in our modern times.
A must see !
Written July 8, 2019
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Cincin2100
San Francisco, CA291 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
Luckily this was near our hotel and we stumbled upon it. Fasinating seeing how a family lived in their house in the Sassi. The home is furnished with the original pieces. There is a short film that watch first, be sure and watch this before you go in the home.
You are given a number and this is the number of the group that you go in with.
Written June 30, 2019
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