20 Hotels in Matera, Italy

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Matera is the second town in the region of Basilicata and it's set on the border with Puglia. The city is worldwide renown for its "Sassi", which have been nowdays declared by Unesco as a World Heritage Site and from 1993 were included in the list of UNESCO. The "Sassi" are charming ancient districts, inhabited since ancient times by the poorest population, with houses dug into the rock tuff. The town lies in a small canyon, which has been eroded in the course of centuries by the Gravina river. The surrounding area is part of the territory of Murgia, a vast plateau characterized by a lack of vegetation.

The origins of Matera are very old, given that this area was inhabited since Neolithic times. During the Middle Ages was provided with defensive walls but is under the Norman domination that started the process of peopling of Sassi. At the end of the seventeenth century, the city was divided into two parts. The Sassi remained at the bottom while the top was enriched with important public and private buildings. With its appointment as chief of the region the city underwent further development and beautiful palaces in Baroque style were built, like the Annunziata, now the headquarters of the provincial library.

On the same square facing the church Mater Domini, coupled with a bell tower that allows views on Sassi. Nearby there is the Tramontano Castle, started in the fifteenth century but never completed. Continuing along Via Duomo you arrive at St. Mary's Cathedral, built in Romanesque style in the thirteenth century. Inside are kept precious works of art, including a statue of the Madonna. Also worth visiting the National Archaeological Museum, where are collected specimens and documents of various eras of the city, from the Palaeolithic until Greek and Roman period.

From here you can descend to the Sassi, who surely represent the main attraction of Matera. The district, accessible only on foot, has maintained the characteristics of the Middle Ages that make it truly unique in the world. Along the streets alternate homes and many small churches. One of the most beautiful is the St. Peter Caveoso chapel, whose interior is richly frescoed. Matera, as well as being a city of art, it allows daily excursions to discover the natural beautys of this area. In a short time we can reach the archaeological sites of Metaponto and Policoro or relax in the Pollino National Park.

Preferred Hotels in Matera, Italy

Rione Pianelle, 26 (Piazza San Pietro Caveoso) Matera     View on Map
Caveoso Hotel (Matera)
The Caveoso Hotel is a three-star hotel in Matera, in the historical heart and near the Sassi. All rooms are equipped with satellite TV and free cable connection. Hotel Caveoso provides access to the sun terrace and the lounge bar to have tasty drinks. By car you can easily get to the wonderful Ionian beaches and to Taranto which is about 75 kilometres away.
Ranked 1 of 20  hotels in  Matera

Excellent,  8,4
From 381 Review
From €. 55,00
Via Fiorentini 71 Matera     View on Map
Locanda Di San Martino (Matera)
The Locanda di San Martino is a three-star hotel in Matera, excellently located close to the Sassi. The hotel has rooms with satellite TV, air conditioning and free internet access. This facility offers the guests a spa and a pool. The guests' day starts with buffet breakfast. During a stay at Locanda Di San Martino the guests can arrange excursions on foot or by bike.
Ranked 2 of 20  hotels in  Matera

Exceptional,  9,2
From 429 Review
From €. 79,00
Marcello Morelli 13 Matera     View on Map
Relais Ridola (Matera)
The Relais Ridola is a four-star hotel in Matera, near the famous "Sassi" and the old town. Comfort is the watchword of the Relais Ridola, with the lounge bar and the outdoor pool. All the rooms have wi-fi, television and air conditioning. Breakfast is prepared with genuine local products. The guests can arrive at the Ionian Sea in a few minutes' drive.
Ranked 3 of 20  hotels in  Matera

Exceptional,  9,2
From 106 Review
From €. 58,00
Piazza Duomo, 13/14 Matera     View on Map
Palazzo Gattini Luxury Hotel (Matera)
Palazzo Gattini Luxury Hotel is a five star hotel overlooking Matera's famous Sassi, declared UNESCO World Heritage. The main facilities present in the hotel are the restaurant, a spa and a pool. All the rooms of Palazzo Gattini are equipped with air conditioning and free internet connection. It is easy to travel to the beaches by car.
Ranked 4 of 20  hotels in  Matera

Exceptional,  9,2
From 63 Review
From €. 118,15
Matera and Surroundings
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Ginosa Marina (15,69 km)

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About Matera, Italy

Altitude:401 mt
Dial Code: 0835
ZIP Code: 75100
Latitude:40° 24' 0'' N (40.666667)
Longitude:16° 90' 0'' E (16.6)
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