Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita 4* - Matera - Up to -70% | Voyage Privé

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  • Stay in an ancient cave with all modern comforts
  • Enjoy a candlelit dinner in an former church carved from the rock
  • Experience a place full of history and cultural heritage
  • Visit Sassi di Matera, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Please note: Permanent Collection rates are non-refundable, non-changeable.


Discover the hidden wonders of southern Italy and visit Matera, a historical village known for the Sassi di Matera UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dating from the end of the 15th century, the Sassi di Matera are an urban and ancient system of caves suspected to be among the first human settlements in Italy and attract visitors worldwide.

Your Hotel

Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita is a boutique hotel in Matera, housed within incredible prehistoric caves that form part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hotel is located in the Cività neighbourhood, between the cathedral and the stunning Gravina canyon. Guests can fly to Bari Airport then make the hour and a half journey by train to Matera Centrale Station.

Upon arrival, enjoy a welcome glass of wine (per person and per stay) and a basket of fresh fruit (per room per stay).


There are 18 guest rooms at the Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita and all have been carved along the lanes climbing up to Matera. Each room has stunning views, is romantically lit by candlelight and includes free Wi-Fi.

- Classic Room (30 m² / max 2 persons):
Entirely adorned with old stones, these caves with a cosy atmosphere are perfect for a romantic escape.

- Superior Room (60 m² / max 2 persons):
Marvel at the charming stonework and vaulted ceilings of the Superior Room.

- Suite (90 m² / max 2 persons):
The Suites are comfortable, spacious and fully equipped.

- Executive Suite (120 m² / max 4 persons):
These suites feature a separate living room.

Please note: the bed for the 3rd/4th guest sharing is likely to be a sofa bed or camp style bed.


This 4-star hotel offers warm and original hospitality in a setting of rustic decor, cobblestone floors and granite arches. Guests can savour local gastronomy in the hotel restaurant and visit the cosy hotel bar lit by oil lamps. The inviting fireplace is the perfect spot to relax and sample roasted chestnuts and a selection of local craft beers. Cooking lessons are also available at the hotel.


A wealth of activities are on offer in the area’s natural playground, including canyon hikes, wine tasting and trips to the delicious food markets of Fonte Vetica.

Your Journey

Flights: The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.

Transfers: are not included.

Practical Information

About the hotel:
The hotel is not accessible to people with reduced mobility
Number of rooms: 18
Check-In: 3pm; Check-Out: 12pm
Pets are permitted for a surcharge
City tax to pay locally is about €2.00 /night/person. This amount is indicative and may be subject to change

Hotel amenities:

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Private parking (surcharge, on request)
  • Child Care
  • Laundry / Dry Cleaning
  • Airport Shuttle (surcharge, on request)
  • Safe at reception
  • In-room massage available
  • Bike rental
  • Tour Desk

Room amenities:

  • Air conditioning
  • Hair dryer
  • Free WIFI
  • Free newspaper available

Please note: some facilities/services may incur a surcharge payable locally


By train:
Fasano Train Station about 85km from the hotel.

By plane:
Bari airport is approximately 66km from the hotel.


If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider. 

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday.

Travel documents

You will receive an email confirming your booking within the next 48 hours. Please check all details on this confirmation are correct. If there are any discrepancies, please notify us as soon as possible. 

Accommodation Only:
You will also receive an accommodation voucher for presentation at the hotel reception at point of check-in.

Flight Inclusive Offers
The airline is ticket-less and therefore, you will not receive any hard copy documents. You will however, receive an email from us detailing your flight information and reference number to enable you to manage your booking online via the airline website. You will also receive an accommodation voucher for presentation at the hotel reception at point of check-in.

Please do make sure that you either add Voyage Privé to your Safe Senders list or check your Junk mail regularly for your travel documents. We will send all documents out as early as possible (subject to full payment being received) but you should receive all your documentation at least 10 days prior to departure.

If by any chance you have not received all the above by this time, please contact us at

Please note

* Opening times of restaurants/bars and amount of city tax are indicative and may be subject to change.

Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods.

Please note that the location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ

The location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ.

You may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

For further information on passport & visa requirements click here

Permanent Collection rates are non-refundable, non-changeable.

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