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Sunset Over Sassi

  • 2 guests

  • 1 bedroom

  • 2 bathrooms

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Sitting right on the edge of Matera's ravine and overlooking the ancient limestone town, your locale's fascinating palaeolithic past comes into sharp focus from this luxurious apartment. Arched stone ceilings combine with dazzling white walls and stunning artworks to create a space that’s as soothing as it is stylish. We love the open-plan layout of the main living area that gets ample natural light from the large glass doors leading out onto a private terrace. Decked out in soft cushioned seats and boasting a glass ledge proferring postcard-perfect views over the ravine, this is where you’ll want to while away the hours, feasting on the far-reaching vistas over a morning coffee or evening sundowner. There’s an outdoor tub here too with hot and cold water for further relaxation – as well as yoga mats should you wish to practice your sun salutations – while back inside, the upstairs bedroom has a freestanding tub that beckons luxurious hours with yet more incredible views to enjoy. When you’re ready to venture out for some sightseeing, walk fifteen minutes to discover the Sassi di Matera Unesco World Heritage Site and visit the ​​Palombaro lungo, a subterranean cistern known as the “Cathedral of Water”, a ten-minute stroll away. With your host able to organise hikes and horseriding excursions as well, you're all set for a memorable time.


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What to expect


Highlights

Explore Matera's many historic sights – the  Sassi di Matera Unesco World Heritage Site is a fifteen-minute walk away

Explore Matera's many historic sights – the Sassi di Matera Unesco World Heritage Site is a fifteen-minute walk away

Enjoy a sundowner while gaizng out over Matera from the private terrace

Enjoy a sundowner while gaizng out over Matera from the private terrace

Take in incredible views of the Torrente Gravina di Matera ravine from the terrace

Take in incredible views of the Torrente Gravina di Matera ravine from the terrace

Soak up some rays in the private outdoor tub

Soak up some rays in the private outdoor tub

Help yourself to the yoga mats provided and practice your sun salutations on the terrace

Help yourself to the yoga mats provided and practice your sun salutations on the terrace

Kick back in the stylish living room with one of the books from the shelves

Kick back in the stylish living room with one of the books from the shelves

Treat yourself to a long soak in the bedroom's tub while delighting in Matera vistas

Treat yourself to a long soak in the bedroom's tub while delighting in Matera vistas

Unwind beneath the sleek rainfall shower

Unwind beneath the sleek rainfall shower

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Home truths

    This home is laid out over two floors with the bedroom occupying the upper floor

    While this home can cater to infants, unfortunately, it's not suitable for children between two and twelve years old

    A cot, high chair and children's dinnerware are available on request

    There's no divider separating the tub from the sleeping area in the bedroom

    Yoga mats and mosquito nets are provided

    There is a moka pot as well as a French press

    The home's entrance is private

    Self-check-in is available

    This home has an underfloor cooling system – it is not as powerful as a normal air conditioning and also takes time to cool down

    There is no extraction fan in one of the bathrooms – it might get humid while showering

About this stay


Amenities

Wi-fi

Air conditioning

Parking available

Washing machine

Dryer

Balcony

Bedrooms & bathrooms

1 bedroom, 1 bed

2 bathrooms

Extras


VIP services

Airport pick up

Baby sitting

Cab booking

Daily cleaning

Fridge fills

Laundry and dry cleaning

Massage

Restaurant reservations

Tickets and experience booking

Additional fees

  • Your host can help arrange, massages, hiking and horseriding tours for an additional fee

  • Free on-street parking is available outside the home

Additional fees subject to a 3.5% handling charge.

Extras are subject to availability. Please enquire with your host.

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Local guide


About Italy

With the most UNESCO sites in the world, Italy’s history radiates from every hilltop town, Roman ruin, and protected city centre. The capital, Rome, is home to iconic sights like the Colosseum, Vatican and Roman Forum which feature in every “round the world” montage you’ve seen in the movies. While the Tuscan gem of Florence has Rennaisance artworks packed into sprawling Baroque museums. In the North, the Dolomites and Italian...

Explore the area

Local restaurants, cafes, museums, sites and activities, recommended by our community of hosts and travel experts

Dine at Osteria Pico

Dine at Osteria Pico

Discover the full Matera experience at this cosy restaurant set within a cave. Enjoy delicious southern Italian dishes and regional wine in a charming atmosphere. We recommend booking ahead.

11 min
Visit Fontana Ferdinandea

Visit Fontana Ferdinandea

A historical landmark, this beautiful fountain was built at the behest of Ferdinand II of Bourbon. It was disassembled in 1949 but later restored to its original place in Piazza Vittorio Emanuele. Enjoy the park and fill water from the side vents, as it is drinkable.

11 min
Meet friends at Giù a Sud

Meet friends at Giù a Sud

Enjoy superb Basilicata food and breathtaking views of the Sassi at this great little bistro. The delicious food, friendly staff, and reasonable prices make it a must-visit in Matera.

6 min
Dine at Osteria al Casale

Dine at Osteria al Casale

Osteria al Casale offers a warm and unique dining experience inside a cave. With fantastic food, generous portions, and friendly service, it's a must-visit restaurant in Matera.

9 min
Feast together at Casello 75

Feast together at Casello 75

Indulge in the sublime flavours and fresh, delicious food at this excellent restaurant. With a nice ambience and great service, it's worth a visit. Don't miss the tiramisu.

5 min
Indulge your senses at Dedalo

Indulge your senses at Dedalo

Immerse yourself in the incredible network of beautiful caves at Dedalo, where impeccable dishes are served in a stunning setting. Experience the story and history of Matera through this hidden gem.

8 min
Check out Casa Cava's underground exhibits

Check out Casa Cava's underground exhibits

Experience a hidden gem in Matera as you delve into the underground passages and galleries of Casa Cava. Enjoy live gigs, local history exhibits, and captivating documentaries in this unique event space.

7 min
Grab a gelato

Grab a gelato

Step into the cosy ambience of Cremeria dell'Angelo and be greeted with warm smiles. Sample the impressive selection of gelato flavours.

9 min
Visit Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista

Visit Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista

This centuries-old stone church with Gothic and Romanesque elements, overlooks a small square. Inside, discover intricate details and peaceful ambience. A hidden gem in Matera.

8 min
Admire Saint Peter Barisano

Admire Saint Peter Barisano

Immerse yourself in the hidden crypt of this church, crawling through narrow underground spaces while reflecting on ancient burial traditions. Discover the largest rupestrian holy representations in Matera and enjoy spectacular views from the surrounding path.

6 min
Explore the Convent of Saint Agostino

Explore the Convent of Saint Agostino

Discover the hidden frescoes and enjoy stunning views of Sassi Di Matera from this beautiful church. Don't miss the amazing Rock Church of San Giuliano downstairs. Free admission.

6 min

Get around

Airport

Bari International Airport-Karol Wojtyla

1 hr 2 min

Train station

Ferrovie Appulo Lucane

8 min

Bus stop

Linea Sassi

14 min

Local shops & services

Supermarket

2 min

Cafe

5 min

Pharmacy

4 min

Points of interest

Beach

Lido La Marea

1 hr 1 min

Booking policies


House Rules

Infants welcome (under 12 months)

Not suitable for children under age 12

No pets

No parties or events

No smoking

Good to know

Arrival from 15:00

Departure before 10:00

Has a lift

Air con

Wifi

Cancellation policy

  • Up until

    30

    days

    Cancel at least 30 days before your check-in date for a full refund.

  • Up until

    7

    days

    Cancel at least 7 days before your check-in date for a 50% refund.

  • Not eligible for a refund once your check-in date is under 7 days away.

Host


This home is managed by Luisella

This home is managed directly by its owner who will be your point of contact before and during your stay. Luisella is an expert host who goes above and beyond to provide her guests with a magical, memorable stay. She loves welcoming people to her home and is always on hand should you need anything.

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