Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita

Matera, Italy

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Boutique rooms at a rustic cave hotel in one of Italy's most beautiful and romantic towns, with breakfast and plenty of discounts

Sextantio le Grotte della Civita is a truly unique proposition and the perfect getaway to a world of rolling Italian hills, gorgeous Mediterranean cuisine and Stone Age accommodation, the likes of which you've never seen before. This lovingly restored and preserved warren of caves is located in the ancient town of Matera, and exudes a tranquility, calm and romance that scored it a coveted TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice listing among Italy's top 15 hotels for romance.

The hotel is comprised of a series of spacious rooms cut directly into the bare tufa rock. The rock's irregular pitted surface is picked out by flickering candle light in luxurious rooms that boast comfortable soft linen beds, sparse rustic furnishings and stylish scooped porcelain bath tubs. Breakfast is taken in The Tasting Room, a traditional Italian restaurant set on the grounds of an ancient church and also open for lunch and dinner. There are also massages and other treatments on offer in a peaceful setting.

The city of Matera boasts some beautiful traditional town squares and churches, alongside various eating and drinking spots. The local countryside is a rich and verdant area of stunning scenery, with plunging gorges, soaring cliff faces and diverse flora and fauna.

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Please be aware that dinner is on request only and must be booked in advance.

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  • Bunking down in a truly unique cave setting which easily justifies the 10 years it took to create
  • Exploring nearby Matera with its pretty town squares and churches
  • Starting the day with fresh-baked pastries in the bewitching 13th Century church

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