The Lucanian Dolomites

Journey to Pietrapertosa (90 min.), in the Park of Gallipoli Cognato and the Lucanian Dolomites. Head towards the Saracen fortress, almost entirely carved out of rock, which offers a marvelous panoramic view of the Basento valley. At the foot of the castle follow a path and enter the forest. Go down to the Della Rossa…


Candlelight dinner in the XIII Century rock hewn Church

candlelight dinner in basilicata

Dining in this unique space – a deconsecrated church carved out of rock – is a once in a lifetime experience and particularly romantic. With Dozens of lit candles, an open fire and classical music; this once sacred space becomes an enchanting dining room where you can discover new flavors and enjoy the Chef’s passion…


Italian Aperitif

typical italian aperitif

Local wines, herbal teas, assorted black teas as well as typical southern snacks and our local ‘taralli’ [round bread sticks] are the essential ingredients for an italian aperitif. It’s a moment to relax at the end of your day either inside the church dining area or on the terrace just outside. You can choose to…


Cooking lessons with dinner

cooking classes in basilicata

Test your cooking know how using flour, eggs and a rolling pin! Our lessons with expert Chef in the rock hewn church dining area will satisfy your tastebuds and your soul. You will learn the ancient art of handmade pasta and discover authentic traditional Lucanian recipes to accompany your creations. Cavatelli, Orecchiette and Calzoni are…


Wellness treatments

spa hotel in basilicata

Wellness, Stress Relieving and Ayurvedic massages are available to you at anytime in the privacy of your own room. Accompanied by New Age relaxation music, scented oils, candlelight and herbal teas, this relaxing activity will rejuvenate you after a day of walking our towns many stairs or one of the hikes in Murgia Park.…


Rent a bike

bike tours in basilicata

Enjoy a nice bike tour of the Sassi area, the city center and the Murgia National Park. Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita makes mountain bikes and city bikes for men, women and children available to its guests.…


I Sassi di Matera “Habitation Experience”.


I Sassi di Matera need planning in consideration of the exceptionality of this heritage. The human use of these caves has been extremely articulated during the past ages: from protohistoric Bronze Age civilization to the monastic communities, from agricultural and pastoral ways of life to metropolitan marginality. The judged value of these places and the…


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 farmers and shepherd communities. The history of the Sassi is one of contrasting fortunes: from the so-called “national shame” of the former squalor of the…