Where to stay in Matera
Staying in one of the Sassi’s cave hotels has become one of tourism’s most exotic new experiences, allowing the traveller seeking new thrills, to lodge, at least temporarily, as a troglodyte, or “cave dweller”. Only thing is, the caves are nothing like one would expect; these are immaculate uber modern rooms with state-of-the-art amenities, subterranean cisterns turned into soul refreshing spas, and balconies that look out onto a world from Paleolithic times.
One such hotel is the Hotel Basiliani.
Corte San Pietro is a unique and quietly elegant hotel, carved out of the limestone walls of the caves. It is at the same time primitive and modern, a paradox of sorts much the same as the very nature of Basilicata…..a land of contrasts.