Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita

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Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita is a "widespread hotel" in the oldest area of the Sassi di Matera. It is articulated in 18 rooms, almost all of them inside the caves, with dimensions that exceed 100 square meters, and a common space also realized inside a big cave used in ancient times as a rock church. The lodge spreads on three levels connected by a terrace system overlooking the Gravina Torrent Gorge and the dramatic scenery of Parco della Murgia and his rock-hewn churches. The caves have been renovated and furnished using a “conservative recovery” technique, with essential styled furniture, often embedded in the rock, and 100% linen blankets a century old. Fresh water, season fruit, cakes, liquors and a fireplace welcome guests in their caves; every morning in the old church,cakes, biscuits, jams, cheeses and cold cuts based breakfast, are served with every product coming from local farms. All the caves have a modern air-conditioning system and internet connection.






Classic Cave

35 Mq

Superior Cave

45-70 Mq


70-150 Mq

Executive Suite

80-160 Mq


The deconsecrated church

The restaurant of Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita is located in the ancient 13th century rupestrian church. A deconsecrated church that offers an evocative environment to enjoy breakfast or book an exclusive dinner. Breakfasts are based on typical products Km 0 coming from a farm in Matera or from organic farms in Basilicata. It is possible to spend a well-deserved moment of relaxation for an aperitif or a romantic dinner in the mistic atmosphere of the chruch or on the outdoor terrace with a spectacular view of the Murgia Materana. The fireplace, the candles, the background of classical music and the local cuisine will make the experience unique.

The Caves of Wellness

At Sextantio Grotte della Civita you can enjoy a massage treatment inside your own cave. New age music, scented oils, herbal teas and the expert hands of professional masseurs will help you to regain your well-being. Different treatments and massages are available: reiki, decontracting, connective tissue, haemolymphatic, draining, couple, anti-stress and relaxation. On request it is possible to organize private yoga or pilates lessons in the cave.




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