Corte San Pietro

TYPOLOGIES

Car-free Holidays

Settings

City, Town centre

Activities/Interests

Luxury, Romance

£ 575 pp

Highlights

Contemporary, designer accommodation amidst the winding lanes and stairways of the ‘sassi’ of Matera.

Staying in a beautiful cave hotel with art works and modern amenities

Spending a day exploring the UNESCO historic centre, among rock churches, palaces and caves dwellings

Rooms:

12

From

from £ 575 per person

Including

3 nights sharing a Deluxe double room

Daily breakfast

Private airport transfers

3-hour private walking tour of Matera

Travel planning

We can help you with

International flights

Skip-the-line Museum tickets

Overview

Rock-hewn archways and huge stone bathtubs sit side-by-side with contemporary artworks and Wifi in this unique B&B, created out of a complex of cave dwellings in the UNESCO protected ‘sassi’ district of the southern Italian town of Matera.

 

The outstanding preservation and restoration of the caves, uninhabited for over 50 years, is thanks to the commitment of owners Fernando and Marisa who are keen to share their enthusiasm for the town’s remarkable history with their guests.

 

Accessed down a winding lane, the original caves have been lovingly restored and redesigned into five bedrooms and suites, each with access to a pretty courtyard filled with sweet-scented Mediterranean plants.

 

Designer lighting, crisp white bed linen and soft furnishings in shades of oatmeal complement the simplicity of the raw stone walls and heavy beamed ceilings. The bathrooms reflect the same minimalism, with modern fittings, solid square bath tubs and cool polished stone floors.

 

Choose from a classic double bedroom, a room in the loft with a window overlooking the Madonna de Idris church, or a choice of suites.

Map

Step out into a world that instantly takes you back through the centuries, compared by many to a giant nativity scene.

Declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1993, Matera is one of the oldest continuously-inhabited settlements in history, with its first settlers dating back to around 15,000BC.

There are still over 150 ‘rock’ churches in and around Matera, with frescoed caves, many of which have only recently been rediscovered.

The town’s ‘sassi’ refer to its two neighbourhoods of stone dwellings that are carved into the rock, divided by narrow lanes and stairways. The ‘sassi’ have several times been chosen as the setting for Biblical films, from Pasolini’s The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964) to Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ (2004).

Up on the cliff top, the new town of Matera is very lively, with elegant churches, palazzi and the pedestrianised Piazza Vittorio Veneto.

 

Facilities

Hotel

Breakfast only, walk to restaurants

Concierge service

Wi-Fi in common areas

Suites have space for 3rd and 4th extra bed

Rooms

Double bed (no twin)

Bathroom dug out of tuft, with stone tub and maxi shower head

Free Wi-Fi

TV LED 26"/32"

Mini-bar

Hairdryer & Slippers

Bathroom Set Comfort Zone

Air Conditioning

Safe

julie frenchman
julie frenchman
09:16 09 Jul 19
This is the third occasion that Antonio has organised an Italian holiday for me. As it was a Birthday celebration involving a party of 10, the arrangements were complex, involving a villa, guides and attendance at the Palio on July 2nd. Without exception everything went exactly as planned. The recommended villa on the Montestigliano Estate, south west of Siena, was wonderful. Our guide made sure we had a full understanding of the history and culture of the Palio which meant that, with a spectacular view over the Campo from the apartment booked by Antonio, we were able to appreciate the event that much more. We shall certainly be going back to Italy with Expertoitaly.read more
Kay James
Kay James
12:08 03 May 19
We had an amazing trip organised by Antonio, we visited Naples for a few days then stayed in Sant’ Agata. Both hotels had fabulous amenities and restaurants. The trip was effortless and everything was meticulously arranged. Antonio was also on had for anything we needed during the trip. I would definitely recommend Expert to Italy and we will definitely use this company again in the futureread more
Grant Stupart
Grant Stupart
18:31 16 Aug 18
Antonio with his meticulous planning and caring service has been solely responsible for the best Italian holidays we have had. His ability to offer excellent hotel accommodation which provides for every need and requirement is second to none . Hotels that are not main stream , that provide high quality of service in excellent locations are one of Antonio’s strength. It’s great to have a provider that know and understands his market. Grant B Stupartread more
Jonathan May
Jonathan May
18:06 01 Aug 18
July 2018 _________________________________ Have just completed another 10 day holiday arranged by Antonio at Expert to Italy. We went with Antonio's suggestion and spent 2 days at Matera and then the remainder in Pisciotta in the Cilento. Matera was amazing and felt completely different to anywhere else we have been in Italy. We loved Pisciotta and the hotel was wonderful with lovely owners who were great at suggesting things to do. We visited a buffalo farm, a vinyard and tooks boats to isolated coves with lovely clear water. All arrangements were absolutely faultless. We would never have found such lovely places without Antonio! 2016 _________________________________ We have just returned from a fantastic holiday suggested no arranged by ExpertTo Italy. Once again the organisation by Antonio was flawless and everything worked perfectly. We spent 5 nights by lake Maggiore and 3 in Cogne in the Italian Alps. Both hotels and locations were fantastic - particularly the Bellvue in Cogne. Please see trip advisor if interested in the hotels as I will give a more specific review there - I'm not a fanatic reviewer but both really deserve it. We have used this company for the past 5 years and Antonio seems to have a real gift for finding fantastic hotels and matching locations to his clients. I would not usually put the level of trust in anyone to arrange holidays for me that I have with Antonio but he has delivered every time and I can unreservedly recommend his services. Italy is a beautiful country with huge variety - if you describe what you like to Antonio and let him make suggestions then you will not be disappointed. Very definitely 5 stars from me. So - Antonio and team, please keep it up! Jonread more
Amanda Chapman
Amanda Chapman
22:28 25 Aug 17
Antonio delivered more than expected! Our family of four stayed at two beautiful villa's on the Amalfi Coast. Both of the locations were top class. Antonio provided excellent service and was always available if we had questions about the details of our trip. He was easy to work with and we would recommend his services to others traveling to Italy.read more
Susan Davidson
Susan Davidson
09:04 19 Jun 17
This was our second holiday with ExpertoItaly, and it was just as good as the first! Antonio provided us with fast, efficient and personal attention. His choice of hotels was first class. Real attention to detail means that you get a holiday that really suits your personal requirements. Brilliant!read more
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