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Sextantio le Grotte Della Civita

A unique boutique cave hotel in Matera

Guest room at boutique hotel Sextantio Le Grotte Della Civita in Matera
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Sextantio Le Grotte Della Civita in Matera is one of the most unique boutique hotels in Italy. Its privileged location in the ancient caves of this UNESCO World Heritage Site sets the tone for a one-of-a-kind experience.

Overlooking the dramatic Gravina canyon, the cluster of former cave houses set around a 13th-century Rupestrian church makes for Matera’s most atmospheric boutique hotel. All 18 rooms of the boutique cave hotel Sextantio Le Grotte Della Civita in Matera are intricately carved into the limestone rock, showcasing the natural beauty of the caves while providing modern amenities to ensure a comfortable stay.

Guest room at boutique cave hotel Sextantio Le Grotte Della Civita in Matera Italy

Steeped in history and skillfully restored, each of the 18 rooms retains original components and has retained its architectural authenticity and atmospheric character. The interior design of the cave hotel is consciously serene with a monastic quality whilst emphasizing the simplicity and elegance of the ancient caves. There are no upholstery, rugs or curtains. Instead, candles and lanterns, the occasional weathered cupboard, rustic wooden tables and benches retain the original spirit of the place. Certain rooms boast private terraces that showcase unobstructed vistas spanning across the Murgia National Park.

Collage from Sextantio Le Grotte Della Civita hotel in Matera

Do not miss the extraordinary atmosphere of an enchantingly exclusive dinner in the hotel’s historic church. You can indulge in fine local cuisine and great wine in its enchanting ambience, accompanied by the soothing notes of classical music and the warm glow of candles and a fireplace.

Bathroom at Matera cave hotel

Treat yourself to a delicious hotel breakfast during your stay at the cave hotel in Matera. Also served in the atmospheric rock church, the buffet breakfast offers irresistible temptations. Expect home-baked bread, cakes, tarts, pies, focaccias with tomatoes, peppers, courgettes, bruschetta, local cheeses, cured meats, cooked eggs, fresh-pressed fruit juices, sliced and diced fruits, not to mention a selection of tisanes and Italian coffee.

Intrinsically bound with Matera’s history, Sextantio Le Grotte Della Civita cave hotel stands as a custodian of the city’s rich heritage. Providing a distinctive fusion of history, luxury, and cultural immersion, a stay in this amazing cave hotel in Matera is a journey from human prehistory to the present day.

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