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Cave hotel - Italy

Sextantio Le Grotte Della Civita


  • Exceptional cave hotel overlooking the Alta Murgia National Park in Matera, the 2019 European Capital of Culture located in southern Italy

  • Perfect combination of antique furniture & contemporary comforts

  • Feel-good atmosphere: lovingly furnished rooms surrounded by romantic candles

  • Enjoy typical Italian products at the in-house cave church

  • Absolutely authentic: ideal for romantics, couples, and honeymooners


Get ready for a new level of authenticity. The city of Matera in southern Italy, elected the European Capital of Culture in 2019, is home to the wondrous cave hotel Sextantio Le Grotte Della Civita.

At the Sextantio Le Grotte Della Civita, antique furniture, old stone floors, and white stone walls are lovingly combined with the latest amenities. Savor fresh products from the Basilicata region at the in-house cave church - the candlelight will transport you to another era. Pure romance!



  1. Italy
  2. Southern Italy

Overlooking the impressive Alta Murgia National Park, the extraordinary cave hotel Sextantio Le Grotte Della Civita welcomes you to the cave district of Sassi di Matera in southern Italy. The Bari airport can be reached in about one hour.

Lovingly renovated with the aim of preserving the original character of the stone cave, the Sextantio Le Grotte Della Civita offers nothing short of an unforgettable experience - just like hundreds of years ago. Dim lighting sustained by countless candles lend the hotel a mystical and romantic atmosphere - ideal for couples and honeymooners.

In the in-house cave church, you will be spoiled with the best and freshest products from the Basilicata region. Look forward to a typical Italian breakfast buffet with various homemade cheeses, fresh juices, and homemade pasta.

The attentive staff will be happy to organize a romantic candlelight dinner for you. Just contact us.

“Harmony” is the word that comes to mind when you see the any of the 18 spacious cave rooms of Sextantio Le Grotte Della Civita. The combination of traditional design using local materials and contemporary amenities gives the room a unique flair.

Minimalist but equipped with the highest level of comfort, all rooms have antique furniture, a double bed, a modern bathroom with free care products, a hairdryer, bedding, hidden and silent air conditioning, a desk, and free internet. From the private terrace you can enjoy a wonderful view of the Murgia National Park..

The light and scent from the candles provide a romantic and relaxing ambience throughout the room.

Classic Cave - about 35 m², with one shower. For a maximum of 2 adults.

Superior Cave - approx. 70 m², with a shower or a bathtub. An additional single bed is available free of charge on request. For a maximum of 3 adults.

Other options available upon request.

Experience pure relaxation and let yourself be pampered with soothing massages.

Closest city: Matera

Closest airport: Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport

Number of rooms: 18

Included in the room rate

  • One night including breakfast in the Classic Cave
  • The starting price is valid during the travel period 06.01.22 - 28.02.22

Our recommendation

  • Seven nights including breakfast in the Classic Cave
  • Free WiFi
  • The starting price is valid during the travel period 06.01.22 - 28.02.22


  • International flights

  • Transfers

  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the scope of services

  • Personal expenses, such as minibar and tips

  • Travel insurance

  • Local taxes (4 EUR per person/night, to be paid on-site)


  • Check-in begins at 15:00 / Check-out by 12:00

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Cooking class with dinner

  1. Price per person from 288 € excl. Flight
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Bike tour in Matera

  1. Price per person from 92 € excl. Flight
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Trekking in the Murgia National Park

  1. Price per person from 86 € excl. Flight
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