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Corte San Pietro

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Corte San Pietro is a micro district, a neighbourhood, with a courtyard onto which face rooms and suites carved out from the tufa stone, soft local sedimentary limestone. The rooms, former cave-dwellings, keep the same house number as in the past, when they were inhabited by large families. Remained uninhabited for over 50 years, they have been subject to a long and accurate process of preservation and restoration with discreet modern technological systems and have now become unusual and unique rooms and suites. Breakfast is being served in the courtyard in summertime. The historical structure has been laid bare, enhancing the masonry in tufa stone featured by niches and old-aged openings, and topped by large vaults. In the courtyard, the upper part of three cisterns helps understand the systems formerly used to collect the rain waters, subsequently connected to one another probably during the second world war. They now can be visited through highly suggestive inner passages. This is one of the main reasons why Matera is part of the Unesco world heritage list since 1993, rainwaters were then used by the inhabitants of the cave-dwellings. At Corte San Pietro, technology is invisibile, Wi-Fi is available everywhere, which allows our hosts to use it admiring the plants typical of the mediterranean vegetation such as salvia, rosemary or myrtle. Just a stone away from the hotel, the cave-church Madonna de Idris overlooks the Sasso Caveoso and the suggestive stream Gravina. Leaving the church, downstairs is the Piazza S. Pietro Caveoso with the beautiful baroque church dating back to the 14 C. Farther up, Via Purgatorio vecchio with the church where Saint John of Matera was born and where now it is possible to visit a huge cistern called Palombaro, used in the past to collect the rain waters coming from the hill where the castle Tramontano stands. Nearby, the district Malve, where graves dating back to the lombard period were found and mentioned in Carlo Levi's book as "the dead are above the living". Going from Via Buozzi up to the Civita Hill is the MUSMA, the most important italian museum exclusively dedicated to the contemporary scuplture, located in the 17 c. Palazzo Pomarici, the only italian museum in cave: a perfect symbiosis between the sculptures and some of the most characteristical places in the heart of the Sassi. A little farther up, the cathedral dating back to the 13 c., built in romanesque-apulian style on the highest point of the hill that divides the two Sassi. And a lot more to see...
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Was fortunate to spend 3 nights at Corte san Pietro in Matera. Marisa and Fernando have done an amazing job renovating old caves in the Sassi. Breakfast was delicious. Marisa and Fernando try very hard to make sure that their guests have a great time and to meet all their needs.
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The experience of both Matera and the Corte San Pietro are worth the trip! The hotel's ambiance fits the Matera uniqueness perfectly, as you are staying in a renovated cave dwelling. But you are not sacrificing comfort nor luxury in doing so. There are only about 10 rooms, so
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Let me start out by saying anyone who has any complaints about this property heaven wouldn’t make them happy get a real problem so you have to walk a little to your car your in Italy !!! We arrived in Matera late on a Sunday afternoon my husband pulled out front and went into
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We stayed at Corte San Pietro for two nights and although the hotel was beautiful and accommodations were nice, the noise level up until 1am or so made it hard for us to sleep. The rooms face an indoor courtyard were guests gather late at night (loud chat and laughter). Also
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We unfortunately only had one night in Matera but wish we could have stayed longer in Corte San Pietro. This is a very special hotel, packed full of history, and in a fantastic location for exploring the town. Whilst we had the smallest room, it was perfectly adequate for our
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La vasca da bagno in una cavità della parete-
Take the room which has full court Yard access, not the room which has one window to the street, as that room was noisier.
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Dear Mr Dwight, thank you for your request and many many thanks to Ron & Tina who have perfectly illustrated our rooms (we look forward to seeing you again!)! The split level room features a bathroom downstairs with a stone bathtub and separate shower whereas the bed is upstairs. Should you need any further information and/or clarification, feel free to contact us. Warmest regards and hope to greet you soon,
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We didn't stay in that room either. Fernando and his staff are very helpful. They would be more than happy to answer that question for you. Might even be worth a call.
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Io ho soggiornato nelle stanze esterne, grandi e confortevoli e assolutamente non rumorose... poi dipende dall’educazione di chi passa... Le stanze interne alla corte sono particolari e spesso a più vani piccolini, belle e caratteristiche e certamente silenziose ma più buie
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Ci sono anche dei parcheggi difronte alla struttura. Oppure zone adibite nelle immediate vicinanze
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"For a family - take the split level suite which has a king bed downstairs and 2 twins upstairs both with separate bathrooms."
"All the rooms are amazing"
"rooms in the main part of the hotel are best as situated around the courtyard"
"Rooms are built into caves. Like nothing I have ever seen."
"Every room is fabulous"
$144 - $353 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ItalyBasilicataProvince of MateraMatera
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