Stunning stay in spell-binding Matera

Masseria Fortificata San Francesco, Italy

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Matera

Matera

Modern Family suite

Matera

Deluxe suite

Matera

Modern Family suite

Matera

Former monastery stay in UNESCO-listed Matera

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Three nights in a Modern Family suite, including breakfast.

This offer also includes a Welcome drink, per person per stay.

Please note that a city tax of €3 per person, per night is payable at the hotel upon check-out.

Please note there is a €10 daily charge to use the hotel swimming pool. Parking is available on site.

This offer is available for departures between November 2017 and June 2018 and is based on two adults only.

Flights are included from your selected departure airport to Bari, Italy and can be chosen on the next page. One piece of hand luggage is included as per your airline's baggage policy. Please note that for most airlines, hold luggage can be added when you select your flight.

Car hire is included for the duration of your stay. Super damage excess waiver insurance is included, fuel policy varies please check with the supplier after booking is confirmed. The driver must be the lead passenger when booking and have a valid credit card in their name and valid driving license when collecting the car. The Car hire company will require a minimum of £1500 credit on your credit card. If you arrive outside the opening hours of the depot additional charges may apply. Customers over the age of 70 will not be able to take the car hire. Contact Jetsun Holidays for further information on 0203 824 8839, (Mini or Economy, 2 or 5 doors with Super Damage Excess Waiver, provided by Keddy or Enterprise).

The discount:

We advertise this offer at up to 13% off. We calculate this discount percentage based on the rates we offer compared to a price check of other online travel providers offering the same product and travel date. An example of our top discount is:

On 14/01/2018, leaving from London Stansted, two people may book a three-night stay in a Modern Family suite (inclusions as noted above) and will pay £259 per person, per stay, compared to a third party online rate of £298 per person, per stay. Based on this calculation, by booking with Secret Escapes, you will save 13%.

The discounts, price and availability stated above were checked on 07/11/2017.

The offer is 100% non-refundable and date changes are not possible once the booking has been made.

Your contract is with Secret Escapes with ATOL number 11257.

An atmospheric stay in a former monastery among the mountains of southern Italy near the UNESCO World Heritage cave city of Matera, with breakfast

In southern Italy’s remote Basilicata region lies the cave city of Matera, a UNESCO World Heritage site famed for its ancient Sassi - stone houses carved out of caves and cliffs. In a commanding position nearby sits the equally historic Masseria Fortificata San Francesco - a restored monastery whose ancient watchtower dates all the way back to 1600.

Opening in 2016, the hotel has been transformed into one of the area’s hippest places to stay. The centrepiece has to be its lagoon-like swimming pool, affording spectacular views across the valley of Bradano below. While plenty of original features remain - solid stone walls, well-trodden staircases and tiled passageways, more modern additions have been seamlessly incorporated.

Minimally accessorised to create a Zen-like feel, the sleek accommodation will have you in calm and meditative mood in no time. Interiors are light and airy, a harmonious blend of natural hues - taupe, grey, cream and mushroom. Sip a sundowner in the stylish bar and dine on locally inspired fare in the restaurant.

Good to know

Please note there is a €10 daily charge to use the hotel swimming pool. Parking is available on site.

Accommodation

Atmospheric rooms here are painted in neutral tones, updated with modern amenities and provide a haven of cool and calm with an understated designer feel. Deluxe suites are measure in at 22 metres square, while the larger Modern Family suites, which are 42 metres square, are housed in either the original building or in the modern addition with pool view.

Amenities:

- Wi-Fi
- LED TV
- Minibar
- Coffee and tea facilities
- 24-hour room service
- Hairdryer
- Air conditioning
- Soundproofing
- Bathroom amenities
- Sofa

Dining

The restaurant serves a good selection of Italian and locally inspired fare, and a continental breakfast is included in your stay.

Wellness

Wellness facilities include a Hammam, massage treatments and solarium.

Location

The hotel sits atop a hill overlooking the valley of Bradano, and a car is highly recommended when staying here, although the hotel offers a shuttle service. Close by you can wander the alleys of Matera’s two main Sassi districts - Caveoso and Barisano, where you can visit cave churches such as the grand San Pietro Barisano (often used for concerts) or the rich iconography of Saint Lucia alle Malve. Other places of interest include Murgia Park, Tramontano Castle and MUSMA Museum (a couple of miles away). Bari Karol Wojtyla Airport is just over an hour’s drive away.

Contrada S. Francesco, 75100 Matera MT, Italy

Travel is included in this offer - see below for details.

Details

One piece of hand luggage allowance, per person is included. Please note that hold luggage and airport transfers are not included.

We source flights from all major scheduled and low-cost airlines to offer you a full choice of airlines, departure airports and flight times.

On the next page, you can select the flight options that best suit your plans. We check the prices and availability in real-time, so bear in mind that the price for the package you select might be different to what's shown on the calendar at the bottom of this page.

Please note that for most airlines, hold luggage can be added when you select your flight.

When you buy a package with us, you are financially protected under the ATOL scheme.

Car hire is included for the duration of your stay. Super damage excess waiver insurance is included and fuel policy varies - please check with the supplier after booking is confirmed. The driver must be the lead passenger when booking and have a valid credit card in their name and valid driving license when collecting the car. The car hire company will require a minimum of £1500 credit on their credit card. If you arrive outside the opening hours of the depot, additional charges may apply. Customers over the age of 70 will not be able to take the car hire.

For comprehensive travel, visa and health advice, please visit FCO Travel Advice

We source flights from all major scheduled and low cost airlines to offer you a full choice of airlines, departure airports and flight times.

You can choose to add a flight to this hotel. Just select the dates you want to book your stay from the calendar and choose ‘Hotel + Flights’

On the next page you can choose the departure airport, time and airline and price that is convenient to you

When you buy a hotel with a flight with us you are financially protected under the ATOL scheme.

If you need any support booking this holiday, please contact 0843 22 77 777 (Mon - Sun 8am to 8pm)

If you wish to make a flight only booking, or add a flight to an existing hotel booking with us, call our reservations team on 0843 2270 007 (Mon-Fri 9-6, Saturday 10-5, Sun closed)

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We like

  • The commanding views over Bradano valley from the hotel swimming pool
  • Soaking up 500 years of history inside the ancient fortified walls
  • Wandering Matera’s maze of alleyways and exploring its Sassi cave churches

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