Sextantio le Grotte della Civita

13 Apr

Nestled within a UNESCO heritage setting of Matera is the extraordinary design hotel Sextantio le Grotte della Civita. The cave-turn-design hotel provides a unique opportunity to experience austere luxuries in a majestic mountain setting, redefining ‘authenticity’ as we know it.  

Daniele Kihlgren, the Swedish-Italian entrepreneur, hotelier and philanthropist, drove the resuscitation of the caves, furnished in a very raw, minimalist style that pays homage the lives previously spent in the sassi (stone) dwellings.

Guest rooms are adorned with antique linen, handmade antique furniture, candles and frangranced with local essence oils (my room smelled like fresh figs and lemon.. divine!). There is a common area in candlelit rock hewn church that will transport you to a very spiritual place.

Watch in awe…

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