Do you no longer want to stay in an average hotel? Well then, check out what awaits you in this beautiful, historical town in Italy!

Now this is what I call a special kind of accommodation! In the city of Matera, in the southern Italian province of Basilicata, you will find the extraordinary Hotel Sextantio Le Grotto della Civita. It is a hotel complex in the middle of a cave that has the Traveller’s Choice Award 2017 with 5/5 ratings on TripAdvisor. With the beautiful 4-star hotel and unique ambiance that awaits you, I cannot deprive you of this luxury grotto.

Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita in Matera

The Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita in Matera | Original & Cosy  | Like In Another Era

luxury grotto

You have not lived until you have stayed in the luxury grotto!

Matera is a beautiful, small Italian town with its historic old town and famous cave settlements (also known as ‘Sassis’). In 2014 it was nominated as the cultural capital of Europe. The so-called Sassis, which have been built on steep rock faces and have a unique architecture, are now a part of World Cultural of UNESCO. Among the film makers of the city of Matera, also known as the ‘second Bethlehem’, you may know ‘The Passion of Christ’, in which Mel Gibson played.

If you’re really here to check out this magical city, then I recommend you this very special place to stay: the Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita in Matera hotel. Look through the gallery and take a moment to explore this incredibly beautiful accommodation.


Original and Cosy

The Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita is a unique cave hotel that feels like a real luxury grotto. During the restoration of the caves, strict attention was paid to maintaining the original character of the caves – all modern furnishings were integrated as discreetly as possible. All 18 of the rooms have furniture made from centuries-old wood, dim lighting, candles and a log-burner to create an incomparable and romantic feel-good atmosphere. Agh, doesn’t that sound cosy!? :D


Photo: Sextantio

You will find the hotel in the oldest part of Matera, directly opposite the popular Parco della Murgia Materana park. It is definitely worth visiting here! You can visit the churches carved in the rock and enjoy a magnificent over the Gravina River.

Sleep like you’re in another era…

A sleeping experience that you will never forget! Visit this accommodation which will make you feel like you have stepped back in time. A night in the Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita in Matera will cost around £175 including flights, but prices may vary during the year and whether you choose a room or a suite. You will also receive a delicious breakfast served in a former church. I would say that alone, this unique ambiance in such a historic and unique city is worth the money, right? I definitely would stay at this hotel on my next trip to Italy!

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