Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita

Rooms 18   Architecture Daniele Kihlgren, Enrico Ducrot   Interior Design Margareta Berg, Larura Einaudi
The Original Daniele Kihlgren

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Daniele Kihlgren, Enrico Ducrot
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The Original Daniele Kihlgren
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—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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    Rooms 18 /Architecture Daniele Kihlgren, Enrico Ducrot /Interior Design Margareta Berg, Larura Einaudi /The Original Daniele Kihlgren

    Restored from decaying, abandoned ancient caves in the village of Matera in southern Italy, Sextantio Le Grotte Della Civita offers guests a new take on authenticity. Swedish-Italian entrepreneur, hotelier, and philanthropist Daniele Kihlgren breathed new life into the caves while honoring the lives spent dwelling in their depths. Situated in the arch of the Italian boot, Matera—a UNESCO World Heritage site—is not widely known by foreigners. Preserving the existing architecture and local aesthetic, Kihlgren has created 18 impeccable rooms in the oldest part of the ancient cave dwellings. In order to provide the proper standards of luxury, he composed a synthesis that integrates traditional design made from local materials with a minimum of contemporary amenities. The site was meticulously taken apart, entirely wired and piped, and finally reassembled, with each stone returned to its original location. The result is an architectural masterpiece that provides a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience.

    Nearest Airport
    BRI - Palese Airport
    Food & Drink
    Basilicata: traditional Lucanian cuisine & Italian aperitif
    Spa & Recreation
    Ayurvedic massages, reiki, mountain and city bicycles for hire and cooking course
    Need to Know
    Sassi of Matera guided tour, gastronomic and cycling tours, Venosa wine trip and more
    Internet
    Complimentary WiFi
    Services
    Parking and secretary service

    ROOMS & SUITES

    Varying in size, shape, and amenities, the 18 rooms and suites range from 30 to 160 square meters and all offer either a bathtub, shower, or both. The Classic Rooms span between 30 and 35 square meters, and feature either a king-size or a queen-size bed, while the 45- to 70-square-meter Superior Room and the 70- to 150-square-meter Suite offer a king-size bed—with the latter also playing host to two twin beds as well. The Superior Room also boasts a living area, and the Suite offers a balcony, while the Executive Suite—spanning between 80 and 160 square meters—has a king-size bed and one or two single beds. Cave 13 is split across two levels, and boasts a fireplace and a balcony.

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    Interior Design

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

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    Architecture

    The hotel is situated within a labyrinth of UNESCO-listed caves that were renovated using only traditional techniques and tools local to the area.

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    Architecture

    The hotel is situated within a labyrinth of UNESCO-listed caves that were renovated using only traditional techniques and tools local to the area.

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    Interior Design

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

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    Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita

    Via Civita, 28
    Matera, 75100
    Italy

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