a real feeling of back to early middle ages, however with great comfort, sofisticated, TV free (but free and good WIFI), great breakfest (what for Italy is a rarity); no serial&boring modern rooms as in most hotels nowadays, each room (cave) is unique
easly accessible from Bari airport by rented car 8about 50 min), easy parking without parking fees, easy to walk around (funny to get lost and found in the small ways and tones of staires)
Italy but uncrowded! (nowadays almost impossible if one think in Florence, Venice, Rome, which are great but disturbing crowded and common place) - enjoy as long as it is "undiscovered"!
Great food and wine and very sympathetic local people
Europe for insiders!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Matera can be found in the south of Italy and is world famous because of its Sassi quarters, a stunning and well preserved example of a village where hundreds of caves were turned into dwellings, churches and palaces. A UNESCO World Heritage site since 1993, the Sassi represent a unique hamlet throughout Italy: the earliest inhabitants date back to the stone and bronze age, in the middle ages it boasted several monastic communities and later became a vibrant farming centre, owing to the rich harvests from the surrounding hills and plains. The Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita project is placed in the oldest part of the Sassi quarters, the CIVITA, facing the spectacular Murgia park and its rock-hewn churches. It comprises 18 rooms (some of them exceeding 160m²) and an ancient church, the "Cripta della Civita," now used as a common area, all renovated to retain their original features. The Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita project is situated in the historical heart of Matera. The 18 caves have been renovated in full respect of the local heritage. Each cave reveals the original shape and materials. The interior design, the respectful and minimalistic approach of Sextantio is reflected in the plain furniture elements. The guests will experience a particular atmosphere evoking the cultural and human history of the Sassi of Matera. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sextantio Civita Caves Hotel Matera