Charming apartment w/relax area in the heart of the (website hidden) perfectly blends the unique atmosphere of the old tufa caves with all modern comforts.The owners family has has got an international background and fluently speaks English,French & Japanese
NEW: Please be aware that Matera Municipality does require that all guests pay a Tourist Tax. We must collect this on arrival. 1.00 euro per person per night (up to 2 nights). Kids up 14 y.o. are not supposed to pay it. Please ask if not sure how much it will be for your stay.
Located in the heart of the Sassi of Matera (Unesco World Heritage since 1993), the apartment perfectly blends the unique atmosphere of the old tufa caves with all modern comforts.
The owners family has got an international background and fluently speaks English, Frend and Japanese.
We especially welcome international clientele that will gladly assist for any information on the city of Matera or nearby touristic spots.
The room is located in one of the the oldest part of the city or Casalnuovo district, in the scenic Sasso Caveoso. It consists of one room (suite) only with a surface of 100 square meters and a private terrace on the Sassi. The entrance to the unit is completely independent and the terrace, to be exclusively used by the guests, is nicely furnished for scenic aperitifs and relaxing outdoor chats.
The room has been wisely renovated keeping the original hypogeum structure unchanged and is finely furnished. It includes also a relax area on the lower floor where the cellar was originally excavated, with a large-bath tub sitting two and massage beds. With its double canopy bed is the perfect spot for couples looking for romantic and intimate moments.
It can also accommodate families for a maximum of four thanks to a comfortable sofa-bed, and is equipped with a wide range of facilities such as a functional kitchen and dining area, fridge, fire-place, TV and home theatre, wired internet connection, comfortable bathroom with shower.
Equipped with Heating and Air conditioning system, it will welcome you in every season. The tufa caves maintain temperature stable throughout the year so the house represents a comfortable shelter from heat even in the hottest Summer days.
The location appeared on several specialized magazines such as Ville e Casali ® for its unique setting.
(Rates are to be considered breakfast included: upon arrival guests will be provided with all they need to let them prepare their breakfast; clean linen and clean apartment upon arrival; not provided the daily cleaning of the apartment, as usual with AirBnB. Not included in the rate the Municipality tourism Tax of € 1 per night per person, applied only for the first two nights of each stay in Matera; Kids up to 14 y.o. are not supposed to pay it.)
Interagisco nei limiti in cui noto che l'interazione è gradita agli ospiti, nel caso contrario mi limito al minimo necessario per vivere al meglio l'esperienza nel mio appartamento
Essere al tempo stesso nel cuore degli antichi rioni dei Sassi e nel cuore pulsante della città dal punto di vista culturale, dello shopping, intrattenimento in genere... etc.
Una volta arrivati da me non c'è bisogno di prendere mezzi pubblici per visitare alcunché; è tutto a breve distanza. La stazione centrale è a circa un km ma è servita da numerosi mezzi pubblici e taxi.
Il mio appartamento è situato in una posizione strategica: innanzitutto è nel cuore dei Sassi e a pochissimi metri vi è anche il centro storico e commerciale della città. A differenza di molte altre strutture è importante sottolineare che è possibile arrivare in auto sin davanti all'appartamento per il carico e scarico bagagli (molte strutture nei Sassi sono situate su strade/vicoli/scalinate inaccessibili alle auto ma raggiungibili solo a piedi).
Very good appartment. As for me photos worse than it actually appartment is. It's ideal for couples. Francesco could help you any time and do his best. If you going to visit Matera there is no place much better than Francesco's Sassi appartment.
Spettacolare location, davvero unica. Consigliata soprattutto per coloro i quali vogliono una pausa dalla frenesia quotidiana tipica delle grandi metropoli. Intima e romantica, calda e accogliente, come in foto, anzi dal vivo è ancora più bella! Pulizia ed ordine ineccepibili, così come la disponibilità del proprietario Francesco. Cinque stelle, senza pensarci.
What an amazing space and host.
Francesco was so helpful to give me advice on getting to and from matera and to help me find great places in the town.
The 'room' is so much more than a room! It is huge, beautiful (just as in the photos) and the perfect mix of ancient cave and modern comfort. It's a unique and special experience.
I had a wonderful stay and would be glad to return.
We stayed at the magical sassi for two nights. Francesco's "5-star cave" was a unique, romantic and memorable stay in the heart of Matera. It truly was one of the highlights of our trip to Southern Italy.
We would highly recommend Francesco's cave if you are looking for a private, quality and centrally located stay.
For those staying in Matera, don't miss the pistachio pasta and trio of desserts at L'abbondanza Lucana right opposite Francesco's place.
Thank you Francesco for being such a warm host.
This apartment is beyond beautiful. Very magical feel when you walk in. Francesco had prepared the apartment with candles and incense.
It is a brilliant location with an easy walk into Sassi and a large supermarket nearby. The shower is powerful and there was large soft towels. I stayed with a colleague so we did not have the romantic experience that this apartment can offer. I highly recommend this for a couples retreat! I will definitely be returning if I can.
Fancesco was incredibly accommodating, we had some uncertainty with my colleague staying at the beginning but he graciously accommodated us. He even arranged a very affordable transfer all the way from Bari airport. He also helped me print my boarding pass despite being busy. Certainly went out of his way to make it an amazing stay for me.
We had a great experience in Francesco's apartment and would recommend it to anyone. The cave was huge. Well finished with an fantastic patio. We (American's) travel 6 times a year in the states and once a year internationally. The place was exactly what it appeared to be on the internet. No camera tricks.
The location was ideal. Very good trattoria across the street, 5 minute walk to one end of the main tourist/ shopping district. 5minute walk down to arguably the best restaurant/bar/tourist site in Sassi. Also very close to regular market. Plus super easy parking.
Francesco went the extra mile. Willingly accomodating the early shipment of my bike and when it didn't arrive his family helped me retrive it. The clothes wash machine did break down, but without hesitation he made other arrangements for us causing us no inconvenience. In short, i'd come back in a heartbeat.