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Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita

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  • Food & Drink

    Traditional Lucanian cuisine and Italian aperitif

  • Spa & Recreation

    Ayurvedic massages, reiki

  • Food & Drink

    Traditional Lucanian cuisine and Italian aperitif

  • Spa & Recreation

    Ayurvedic massages, reiki

Imagine awaking in a stone cave in southern Italy that’s been updated with modern amenities while maintaining its centuries-old aesthetic.

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Architecture Daniele Kihlgren, Enrico Ducrot

Sextantio Le Grotte Della Civita Ruines in Matera

Architecture Daniele Kihlgren, Enrico Ducrot

The hotel is situated within a labyrinth of UNESCO-listed caves and has been renovated using traditional techniques and tools.

The caves are ancient dwellings carved into the stone face of the hill upon which Matera is perched. What Daniele Kihlgren found upon entering were beautifully carved arches in heavily pocked stone walls and floors covered in rubble. He took on the project with unparalleled sensitivity, not only preserving the original spaces, but renovating with traditional tools and construction materials.

Interior design Margareta Berg, Larura Einaudi

With authenticity paramount, the interiors are decorated minimally using indigenous furnishings and materials.

The property’s 18 rooms are spacious and full of light. Using indigenous materials to create seating, beds, light fixtures, bathing areas, and kitchenettes in some rooms, Kihlgren has composed an accommodation experience that is entirely unique. Elegant arches over pocked stone walls and heavy wooden portals are distinct markers and monuments to the preservation of civilizations long gone.

Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita Design in Matera

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Europe
Italy
Matera

Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita
Via Civita, 28
Matera 75100
Italy

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