Visa Premium Benefits
- Best available rate guarantee
- Automatic room upgrade upon arrival, when available
- Complimentary in-room Wi-Fi, when available
- Complimentary breakfast for two
- $25 USD food or beverage credit
- VIP Guest status
- Late check-out upon request, when available
Located in Sassi, the hotel is roughly an hour's drive from the Bari airport. From Naples, the trip lasts just over three hours.
About This Hotel
At Sextantio Le Grotte Della Civita , guests get a true taste of Matera's Sassi. Restored with ultimate respect to local tradition, these 9,000-year-old Italian cave homes are serenity incarnate.
Literally cut into the volcanic tufa of the Matera hillside, the caves of Sextantio Le Grotte Della Civita were originally a stronghold for Italian peasants. Forcibly removed in the 1950s, many of the peasants came back against the government's wishes. Today, the area has become a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is attracting curious travelers to its snaking rooftop streets, craggy hillside drop offs, and stone cathedrals.
At Sextantio Le Grotte Della Civita, great care was put into restoring the 18-room hotel. Local materials were used to create linens, handmade furniture, room fragrances, and even candles. Modern amenities, like freestanding Stark baths, were chosen based on their unobtrusive design.
Trekking throughout Sassi provides almost endless curiosities, but guests here may opt to spend a day of recluse in the cave: reading a book, sharing a heartwarming meal in the main atrium, or slowly enjoying a glass of wine in the bath.
Airport Shuttle Service
High Speed Internet (Complimentary)
Bottled Water in Room
Meeting / Private Room