Sassi di Matera | Matera European Capital of Culture 2019.

World Heritage Site.

Historic Apennine village, Matera can be found in the south of Italy and is world famous because of its Sassi quarters, a stunning and well preserved example of a village where hundreds of caves were turned into dwellings, churches and palaces. A UNESCO World Heritage site since 1993, the Sassi represent a unique hamlet throughout Italy: the earliest inhabitants date back to the stone and bronze age, in the middle ages it boasted several monastic communities and later became a vibrant farming centre.

Le Grotte della Civita is placed in the oldest part of the Sassi, the CIVITA, facing the spectacular Murgia park and its rock-hewn churches. It comprises 18 rooms and an ancient church, the “Cripta della Civita”, now used as a common area, all renovated to retain their original features."Historic hill towns are an essential part of the landscape of the Apennines."-Daniele Kihlgren

Original architectural materials

Original architectural materials

Traditional handcrafts

Traditional handcrafts

Minimalist new design elements

Minimalist new design elements

Matera is world famous because of its Sassi quarters:

a stunning and well preserved example of a village where
hundreds of caves were turned into dwellings, churches and palaces.

A UNESCO World Heritage site since 1993, the Sassi represent a unique hamlet throughout Italy: the earliest inhabitants date back to the stone and bronze age, in the middle ages it boasted several monastic communities and later became a vibrant farming centre, owing to the rich harvests from the surrounding hills and plains.

The Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita project is placed in the oldest part of the Sassi quarters, the CIVITA, facing the spectacular Murgia park and its rock-hewn churches. It comprises 18 rooms (some of them exceeding 160m²) and an ancient church, the “Cripta della Civita”, now used as a common area, all renovated to retain their original features.

Guest rooms & suites

Classic Room: Grotta 18

Superior Room: Grotta 15

Executive Suite: bathroom

Suite: Grotta 19

Modern Accommodations

18 unique and elegantly furnished rooms, ideal for business and leisure travellers.

If you want to discover the deeper sense of a place, you have to sleep in a house of that place, not in an international hotel. Herman Hesse - On voyage
If you want to discover the deeper sense of a place, you have to sleep in a house of that place, not in an international hotel. Herman Hesse - On voyage

Private Events & Meetings

Sextantio offers the Meeting industry an unrivalled environment for meetings and workshops. Here you can hold an event in a setting where the past is preserved; from the original wooden floors and furnishings, to the traces of history left in the stone walls.

Traces of life.

Traces of life.

I Sassi di Matera (Cave dwellings) are a special case. Their origins are unique. Human beings have lived here for millennia: from the stone age, to monastic orders, to subsistence…

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