History lovers. Romantics. Foodies.
Intimate spaces carved out of ancient rock. Free-standing bathtubs surrounded by dozens of candles. Open fire. Rustic and raw beauty.
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Anytime - whether you prefer rolling green hills or snow.
The Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita is a unique retreat in the historic village of Matera in southern Italy. Known as the Sassi quarters, and now A UNESCO World Heritage site, the village dates back to the stone age; a place, where ancient caves were turned into homes and churches.
Le Grotte della Civita consists of 18 restored rooms with a church for a common area, and is located in the oldest part of town, facing Murgia park. Each cave room has been kept in its original shape, with real candles used for lighting.
Sit back and enjoy the mysterious Murgia Materana landscape. Travel back in time and live like our ancestors did centuries ago.
Get lost in the ancient landscapes. Take a guided night tour to the Sassi of Matera. Foodies will love the gastronomic tour of Matera’s bread and mozzarella or a visit to a nearby vineyard, where you can taste Aglianico (the local red wine). Take the archaeological trip to Metaponto or to the lunar landscape of La via Dei Calanchi. Hike through Park of Gallipoli Cognato and the Lucanian Dolomites, where you will see a beautiful panoramic view of the Basento valley.
Traditional Basilicata food. Aperitivo of local wines and taralli crackers. Learn how to make handmade Cavatelli, Orecchiette and Calzoni.
Fly into Naples or Bari and rent a car for a scenic drive ahead.
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