Location: Matera

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, 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 and Suites

The Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita project is situated in the historical heart of Matera. The 18 caves have been restored through a careful and conservative process conducted with the utmost respect for the local cultural heritage. Each cave reveals the original shape and materials. The hotel’s interior design, the respectful and minimalistic approach of Sextantio is reflected in the plain furniture elements.
The guests will experience a particular atmosphere evoking the cultural and human history of the Sassi of Matera

Restaurants and Bar

In the morning, breakfast is served in the XIII Century Cave Church. Cakes, pasties, biscuits and cookies, marmalades, cheeses and salami are for the most part produced in a local organic farm nearby, or hailing from trusted artisan producers in the near vicinity.


Wellnesss & Spa

Nothing better that finding peace of mind and body and totally relaxing with a massage treatment within your own cave dwelling. In an environment rich in history and atmosphere, with a soft new age musical background, perfumed oils, herbal teas and many flickering candles, mind and body will be surely regenerated.


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