Sextantio Le Grotte Della Civita - Hotel In Ancient CavesSextantio  
Le Grotte

Located in the ancient city of Matera in Italy, this unique hotel is built into caves that once housed our ancient ancestors.

Populated for 9000 years, the town was officially founded by the Romans in the third century BC. It has been consistently inhabited since and the caves were used by medieval monks and later peasant communities.

The hotel’s philosophy was not to disturb the special character of the cave dwellings, and all the rooms are designed to have minimal impact on the location.

Freestanding beds, baths, and furnishings have been chosen to have minimal impact on the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Breakfast is served in a former medieval church on a communal dining table similar to those used by the old monastic orders; the Mediterranean feast includes fresh bread, mozzarella, honey, and yogurt.

The local area is drenched in history and there are many sites to see, such as Byzantine churches with explosive mosaics and the famous Tremonton Castle with its huge underground reservoir and vaulted ceiling. This ancient city will not fail to astound.

Type: Cave
Location: Matera  Italy  West Europe
Sextantio Le Grotte Della Civita nestled in the hill
Ancient caves
Sextantio Le Grotte Della Civita entrance
Sextantio Le Grotte Della Civita caves
Dining on the terrace
Sextantio Le Grotte Della Civita cave room
Corridor leading to the cave room
Cave bathroom
Room with terrace
Cave hotel bathroom
Ancient cave hotel room
Cave room with views
Room and bathroom in one space
Cave hotel bedroom
Bedroom with bathtub
Airy cave room
Cave bathroom
Matera nature
Via Civita, 28, 75100 Matera, Italy ‎