Scenic Italian break in a romantic cave hotel

Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita, Matera

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Matera

Superior room

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Matera

Superior room

Suite

Superior room

Matera

Superior room

A romantic break at a unique hotel hewn out of caves, in one of Italy's most beautiful towns, including flights, car hire, breakfast and a suite option

The Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita is a truly unique proposition and is the perfect getaway to a world of rolling Italian hills, gorgeous Mediterranean cuisine and stone age accommodation, the like of which you've never seen before. The lovingly restored and preserved warren of caves that make up the Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita are located in the ancient town of Matera and exude a tranquility, calm and romance.

The hotel is comprised of a series of spacious rooms cut directly into the bare Tufa Rock. The irregular pitted surface of the rock, picked out by flickering candle light with sparse rustic furnishings, belies the luxury and lavishness of the hotel, where the rooms boast comfortable soft linen beds and sleek and stylish scooped porcelain bath tubs. You'll take breakfast in The Tasting Room, located on the grounds of an ancient church, which can also be exclusively reserved for dinner (upon request).

The Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita is the perfect spot for a relaxing and languorous getaway. You'll have ample opportunity to explore; the city of Matera boasts some beautiful traditional town squares and churches, as well as a plethora of eating and drinking establishments. The local countryside is a rich and verdant area of stunning scenery, with plunging gorges and soaring cliff faces, not to mention diverse and beautiful flora and fauna that amply rewards exploration.

Good to know

Secure on-site parking is available for a charge of €25 per night, and includes car valet services.

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Romance Boutique Historic Hotel Scenery Flights

We like

  • A truly unique and original setting which easily justifies the 10 years it spent in the making
  • Matera, with its pretty town squares and churches, makes for days of fascinating exploration
  • Mirella's traditional Italian cuisine at the The Tasting Room restaurant is as sublime as the ancient setting

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