Sextantio le Grotte della Civita, Matera
|Via Civita, 28, 75100, Matera, Matera, Basilicata, ITALY.|
Description: Sextantio le Grotte della CivitaThis spectacular property enjoys a unique location, set in the ancient caves of Civita Sassi di Matera UNESCO heritage site, in the heart of the Murgia Materana natural park. Authentically restored from these centuries old cave dwellings, Sextantio le Grotte della Civita offers exclusive accommodation and dining experiences in a unique setting.
Perfectly situated for exploring this magnificent region, Sextantio le Grotte della Civita offers an immense range of activities in and around the property. These range from guided tours of Sassi di Matera, both by day and by night, horse riding, cycling and trekking in the Murgia Materana natural park, cooking and bread making courses, to wine tastings and candle-lit dinners in the 13th century rock hewn church.
All rooms and suites at Sextantio le Grotte della Civita have been sympathetically restored using local materials and antique furnishings. As in all Sextantio's projects, environmental concerns are to the fore, along with respect for the original forms and materials of these historic dwellings. Due to the unique nature of the caves, air-conditioning is unnecessary, while in cooler months underfloor heating and open fireplaces create a warm, welcoming atmosphere.
Type of rooms: Sextantio le Grotte della CivitaMaximum occupancy of each room:
3 classic with a king size bed (2 people)
2 superior with 1 king size and 1 single bed (3 people)
6 superior with 1 king size
1 suite with 1 king + 2 single beds (4 people)
1 suites with 1 king size + 1 single bed
3 suites with one king size bed
1 executive suite with 1 king size bed + 2 twin (4 people)
1 executive suite with one king size bed + 1 single.
The "Classic" Caves, with a shower located in the cavities of the caves, provide a pleasant and genuine romantic experience.
Fascinating "Superior" Caves, with large vaults and a cosy living area. In the bathroom there is an original stone sink and bathtub located in a quiet area. Mountain view.
Cave Suites are very large (100 sq m) with a double bed and two single beds. Featuring a spectacular set of arches and vaults, signs of the passage of the ancient crusaders in the city, Suites have a sitting area with a desk and a window. The bathtub is at the center of a large romantic cave through which guests have access to the shower space. These suites have a private entrance and terrace with a panoramic view over the Murgia.
Grotta Executive Suite:
Executive Cave Suites are very large (more than 120 sq m) and have a double bed and two single beds. Featuring a a spectacular set of arches and vaults, the sign of the passage of the ancient crusaders in the city, Suites have a sitting area with desk and window. The bathtub is at the center of a large, romantic cave through which guests have access to the shower cave. The Executive Suites have a private entrance and terrace with panoramic views over the Murgia. One of the Master Suites has a working fireplace.
All rooms and suites feature: Hair dryer, Internet access (Wi-Fi), Private bathroom & WC.
Additional information: Sextantio le Grotte della Civita
Transfer services are available on request to and from a number of destinations. Charges apply.
Pets allowed on request.
Mountain bikes are available for hire, and massage treatments can be arranged on request.
Number of rooms: 18
Official category: 4 stars.
Year of establishment and/or latest refurbishment: MAY 2009.
Languages spoken: Italian, English.Smoking policy: Non-smoking property.
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Euro/Mastercard, CartaSi.
Restaurant closed: Restaurant is open all year but you need to book in advance the entire location.
How to get here: By car:
To reach Matera from the Tyrrhenian coast, take theSalerno - Reggio Calabria motorway motorway and follow signs for Potenza.
Then continue along the SS 407 "Basentana" towards Metaponto until you see signs for Matera (near Ferrandina).
From the Adriatic coast, take the Bologna - Taranto motorway until the Bari Nord exit.
Then drive to the industrial area and take the Altamura - Matera road (SS 96 and then SS 99).
From Calabria, take theReggio Calabria - Salerno motorway, exit at Sibari and take the SS 106 Jonica towards Taranto.
Take theMatera exit, near Metaponto.
If you arrive with your own car, you may want to set the satnav to "Via Madonna delle Virtù" as the final destination.
At Via Madonna delle Virtù, about 100 meters from the hotel there is a public parking area called "Porta Pistola", while for the loading and unloading of baggage we have a large space at the beginning of the staircase (Via della Civita in the pedestrian area) that leads to the hotel.
GPS Coordinates: 40° 40' 3.52'' N 16° 36' 42.66'' E
Nearest airport: Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport - 66,7km.