Situated in Southern Italy, Matera is a unique town make up of a network of caves, the sassi, where historically the towns population (dating back to Palaeolithic) lived.  In the 1980’s the caves were revitalised, modernised and have now become chic homes, cafes, restaurants and shops.

Where to stay:

Le Grotte della Civita – stay in the sassi 

Palazzo Margherita – exclusive hotel owned by Francis Ford Coppola


Trattoria del Caveoso

Family run & apparently one of the oldest trattorias in Matera, try the mixed platter, then pasta and you might finish your meal treated to the homemade Limoncello!




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