Experience a stay in a cave whose space and furnishings have been wonderfully preserved without sacrificing luxury and comfort

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Luxury hotel Sassi of Matera - Basilicata - Ref: CIV

The hotel is located in the oldest part of the "Sassi" of Matera, enjoying an ideal location and stunning views over the Murgia National Park, the several rock churches, the Gravina and its river.
This boutique hotel is unique in its kind with 18 rooms nestled in spacious caves restored with the utmost care using materials salvaged from this century-old place, from the ground to furniture to old woven bed linen. The result is of unmatched beauty, an unforgettable experience for the traveler. The importance of maintaining the local tradition and preserve the original architecture is essential for Matera is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The assimilable goal of the "Palace" and the "Caves" of the Civita (the oldest part of the Sassi district) is to try to prevent tourist re-destination from corrupting the historical integrity sedimented in millenary places like the caves of the Sassi of Matera. Here the cave dwellings are irreversibly losing their historical identity also due to the serialized diffusion of the tourist product. The caves excavated in the outer perimeter of the Palace, will house a workshop of local domestic crafts, and a contemporary art installation with soundscapes from the identity tradition of the Sassi. A place to discover that offers an original alternative to high-quality traditional hotel stay.

Room decoration is a subtle blend of traditional design and contemporary "minimalist" elements. 18 spacious and comfortable rooms ranging from 30m² to 150m² dispersed in the Sasso Caveoso all equipped with private bathroom (shower or bath), air conditioning, hairdryer, fruit basket, mineral water. 5 palazzo rooms ranging from 30m² to 160m² housed in a 17th century palazzo enjoy panoramic views.
It is in an intimate and exclusive place that you will discover a troglodytic dwelling refurbished to very high standards of quality while enhancing the lives of men spent to dig into these depths. Enjoy the exceptional breakfast elegantly served as a buffet in the rock church dating back to thirteenth century. You will be able to taste several local delicacies like the focaccia, ricotta and pecorino cheese, sweet and salted homemade tarts, typical Matera bread and cold cuts.

Key facts

Unique concept • Comfort • Absolute peace • Panoramic view • Ranked Historic site • Ideal location 5 minutes walking from the historic centre of Matera •
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  • Hiking
  • Candle-lit dinner in the cave church
  • Guided tours
  • Italian style aperitif



Sassi of Matera and the rock churche • 19km Montescaglioso • 20km Altamura • 21km Miglionico and the Castello del Malconsiglio • 47km archaeological site of Metaponto • 50km Irsina • 66km Bari • 68km Policoro • 72 km Taranto • 75km Oasi del Bosco Pantano • 119km Melfi •


OPEN FROM 01/01/2024 TO 31/12/2024

Classic grotta

30m² to 35m²

300€ to 400€/per night

breakfast included

Superior grotta

50m² to 60m²

400€ to 600€/per night

breakfast included

Suite grotta

90m² to 100m²

500€ to 700€/per night

breakfast included

Executive Suite grotta

100m² to 150m²

700€ to 1000€/per night

breakfast included

Classic palazzo


300€ to 400€/per night

breakfast included

Superior palazzo


400€ to 600€/per night

breakfast included

Suite palazzo


600€ to 1100€/per night

breakfast included

Executive Suite palazzo


700€ to 1200€/per night

breakfast included

General information

Private dinner in a cave on request

Variable rates according to occupancy calculated on a 2 person basis unless otherwise stated

Highest rates are intended for peak season periods



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