Pet-Friendly Cave Rental for Couples in Ancient Matera, Southern Italy

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1 unit
4 guest capacity
1 night minimum stay

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Description of Glamping Units

This pet-friendly cave rental is a beautiful and unique accommodation in the south of Italy that is sure to wow guests from the time the arrive. This spacious and romantic cave (70 m2) comes with it's own small private gate. A spectacular arch divides the night zone from the other area, equipped with a bathtub and a genuine stone sink. An intact and cozy recess houses the lavatory. This pet-friendly cave has a king-size bed with an Air System Top Class Sanity ergonomic mattress, made up with plush linens. The bathroom has a bathtub and comes with a hairdryer for guests to use. Housekeeping will tidy up daily and toiletries are supplied for guests. The floor has a heating and cooling system installed so guests are sure to always be comfortable, and there is an air-recycling system in the room. A baby-cot is available upon request, as is a third bed at no extra charge to guests. Read More

Accommodation Amenities

  • Bathtub
  • Extra bed(s)
  • Hairdryer
  • Housekeeping
  • Linens provided
  • Pet-friendly
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Toiletries
  • Towels provided
  • Wi-Fi
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Facilities

Glampers and pets at this pet-friendly villa will take a step back in time at this glamping property. The hosts did all they could to conserve the interior and the furniture has been placed and used to decorate in a beautiful and simple way that continues the form and function of the original building. Given the irregular surfaces, if free standing furniture were introduced, it would be unstable and feel out of context. The objective was to make the minimum intervention to the interior, letting the cave interior express itself – so lights were hidden.

Where needed, and with reference to the lives once lived in these caves, recycled materials are used to build furniture (cupboards, chairs, desks). The goal was that the simplicity of form, in tandem with the structure, would not interrupt the dramatic setting of the Sassi. The changes aim to form a dialogue with the cityscape and its history.

PROPERTY FACILITIES
  • Breakfast included
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Suitabilities

General
  • Couples
  • Family-friendly
  • Location + Surroundings

    The compelling beauty and breathtaking setting of many historic southern Italian hill towns, combined with their local traditions, make them an ideal destination for international tourism. For visitors who enjoy their history mixed with a magnificent landscape rich with sights, scents and sounds, the ancient hill towns of the Mediterranean are an ideal destination. Read More

    Services

    At this pet-friendly property, guests have a variety of services and activities at their fingertips. Guests can book a candlelight dinner in the XIII Century rock-hewn Church, have a cooking lesson with dinner included, book a wellness treatment or rent a bike from reception. There is also a concierge service, taxi/car rental service and an airport transfer service. Guests are able to use the luggage room, book the business/meeting room, hire mountain bikes, visit the artisan craft shops, or hire a babysitter. There is also a medical service on call. Read More

    Activities

    • Body treatments
    • Cooking class
    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Horseback riding
    • Spa treatments
    • Wine tasting

    While at this pet-friendly property, glampers can book one or more of these exclusive itineraries, arranged specifically for them by the best guides in town.

    The Story of Man:
    A guided tour of the Sassi of Matera. Visiting the Sassi of Matera means having an out-of-time journey through the traces of the uninterrupted presence of the man in this area, from the Paleolithic to the present days.

    Between Nature and Devotion:
    These are suggested itineraries for Matera Trekking on the Murgia. Madonna degli Angeli, visiting the Sassi of Matera and the Archaeological Park of Natural Rock Hewn Churches means getting lost in the paths of an ancient and rocky landscape of huge charm.

    Night Guided Tour to the Sassi of Matera:
    The historian Leantro Alberti who visited Matera in 1550 wrote that the Sassi at night had “a good likeness of the clear serene sky embellished with clear and shining stars”. The visit of Sassi at night still has this unique charm.

    Gastronomic Tour: Bread and Mozzarella
    Departure at 7.00 am with a visit of a typical bakery and tasting of some local products (the Matera’s bread, the focaccia, biscuits). 8.00 am: transfer to the “caseificio” and view the making of mozzarella by hand and the “caciocavallo” cheese workshop.

    Matera Cycling Tour:
    A guided cycling tour departing from the Sassi, the Baroque town and some of the new Matera districts (where the Sassi inhabitants transferred in the fifties). Length: 3 hours. Included: hybrid bike rental and tourist guide.

    Matera’s Hills:
    Visit to Montescaglioso, home to the region’s most important Benedictine monastery, and Miglionico, a small medieval town home to Castello del Malconsiglio.

    Magna Grecia - Archeo tour:
    Visit to archaeological digs in Metaponto, an ancient colony of Magna Grecia. The sacred area, theatre and potters’ district are still clearly visible. Tavole Palatine, a splendid temple from the 6th century BC dedicated to Hera is not too far away.

    La Via dei Calanchi:
    Trip to the enchanting lunar landscape in the more undiscovered Basilicata. Stop off in the abandoned village of Craco, the Rabatana in Tursi, a 5th century village, and the Anglona Sanctuary, with its medieval frescoes. Length: max 6 hours. Transfer included, entrance fees excluded.

    Venosa and the Wine Cellars:
    Transfer to Venosa (60 min.), birthplace of the Latin poet Horatio (Carpe Diem). Visit the Archaeological Park, the “Abbazia della Trinità” and the “Incompiuta”. Visit a typical vineyard with tasting of Aglianico (the local red wine), olive oil and the typical cheese of the Vulture area. Length: max 5 hours. Transfer and wine tasting included.

    Castel del Monte and King Friederick II:
    A unique piece of medieval military architecture, Castel del Monte is a successful blend of elements from classical antiquity, the Islamic Orient and North European Cistercian Gothic. This was completed by Friederick II in the 13th century and was elected UNESCO Heritage Site in 1996. Length: max 4 hours. Transfer included, entrance fees excluded.

    The Lucanian Dolomites:
    Journey to Pietrapertosa (90 min.), in the Park of Gallipoli Cognato and the Lucanian Dolomites. Head towards the Saracen fortress, almost entirely carved out of rock, which offers a marvelous panoramic view of the Basento valley.

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    Cancellation policy

    • If the guest cancels 24 hours or more prior to check in: The guest will receive a full refund.
    • If the guest cancels within 24 hours of check in: The guest will be charged for one full night's stay, but will receive a full refund for the remaining nights.
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    Check-In Details

    Check-in after:2:00 PM
    Check-out before:12:00 PM

    Additional Information

    All the bookings are charged on a double occupancy basis with a baby's cot free of charge in each category.

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