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If you have never been to the town of Matera, this could be your next big trip to the South of Italy. Situated around 60 km from Bari international airport and a millennia or two from the real world, Matera is one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world. This timeless place is made up of rock-cut caves in which its citizens have traditionally lived. Strikingly beautiful, Matera is also a UNESCO world heritage site and one of Europe’s top destinations to visit at least once in a lifetime.

The Sassi – stones – are the most ancient quarters of the city, a unique place with extraordinary charm that shows how people lived for thousands of years. The cityscape is somewhat Biblical and strolling around the Sassi is like taking a step back in time. Experiencing the dwellings is essential to understand Matera’s historical way of life: in Matera you live, sleep and dine in the caves. And that is one of the most memorable and unusual experiences to be had in Italy!

FROM LUXURY BOUTIQUE HOTELS TO MICHELIN-STAR DINING, LUX CONDUCT HAS SELECTED THE FINEST EXPERIENCES FOR YOUR PERFECT MATERA GETAWAY!

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    Overlooking the Gravina canyon, Sant’Angelo Luxury Resort lies in one of the most atmospheric and scenic settings, off the piazza di San Pietro Caveoso, in a puzzle of ancient dwellings, rock churches and tufa houses, all connected to each other by a maze of alleys, stairways and courtyards. Well-placed for exploring the Sassi, it is just a short climb to the amazingly beautiful rupestrian churches of Santa Maria de Idris and San Giovanni in Monterrone.

    The resort consists of 23 historic houses that are located in a complex of ancient buildings. After a careful restoration the old courthouse of the eighteenth century, the archaic cave houses and the small rock church of Sant’Angelo have been brought back to life and transformed into exclusive environments. Each room has its own style and is designed following an aesthetic that blends the authentic structure of the cave houses with modern and elegant furnishings.

    Lux Conduct will guide you in finding a perfect room according to your preferences and needs. For a taste of indulgent troglodyte living – a suite-style complex of grottoes and alcoves, complete with sunken bathtub and a private courtyard. For more conventional luxurious accommodation, a two-level independent apartment with private SPA and panoramic balcony.

    To fully immerge with Matera, there is no better place than Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita whose intimate cave-rooms, illuminated by candlelight, overlook the dramatic Gravina canyon. A meticulous, decade-long restoration turned this cave complex into a perfect spiritual retreat with atmospherically monastic mood. Breakfast is served in a former church dating to the 13th century, while for aperitivo you will move to a terrace overlooking the Murgia National Park, filled with its own set of Neolithic caves.

    All the cave-rooms are simply astonishing: cool in summer, cozy in winter, candle-lit all year. Television sets and minibars have been banished from this intimate space to give the way to candles, lanterns, rustic wooden tables and natural bed-linens hand-woven on traditional looms.

    From intimate grotto rooms to vast labyrinths of executive suites, each room is unique and has its own characteristics. While most caves have just one source of natural light from the entrance door and open-space layout, some rooms have windows and a door on the en-suite for a little more privacy. Lux Conduct will help you to choose the right accommodation solution to make sure there are only pleasant surprises.

    Being Southern Italy, you shall definitely be focused on the food. Be sure to taste some local specialties such as cialledda “farmwife’s bread soup”, cavatelli pasta with mushrooms and caciocavallo cheese, orecchiette alla materana, crusco peppers, and, of course, the bread of Matera, which is considered to be one of the best ones in Italy. Everything to be washed with the local Aglianico wine – an inky red full-bodied wine with a mineral, tobacco and peppery notes.

    For those who search for fine-dining gastronomical excellence, we would certainly suggest to visit Vitantonio Lombardi. The chef and owner of the only Michelin star restaurant in Matera. Vitantonio was born in a little town of Savoia di Lucania, but his journey brought him through the best Italian and international gastronomical court where he learned modern techniques, taste refinement and creativity.

    Vitantonio Lombardo Ristorante communicates a strong feeling of familiarity, so the guests feel like visiting Vitantonio’s home. The grotto in the the Sassi quarter where the restaurant is settled, was intentionally left to its natural charm in order to create a truly unforgettable experience. The menu embraces the local cuisine and genuine ingredients reinterpreted with a contemporary twist.

    PLANNING A TRIP TO MATERA? LUX CONDUCT WILL BE GLAD TO ASSIST YOU WITH:
    • finding a perfect accommodation solution;
    • arranging cultural & trekking tours;
    • arranging gastronomic experiences.
    DISCOVER THE ENCHANTING CITY OF MATERA WITH LUX CONDUCT. CONTACT US TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR SELECTED PROPERTIES & EXPERIENCES!

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