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Nine Unique Hotel Rooms You Can Only Find in Italy
Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita
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Nine Unique Hotel Rooms You Can Only Find in Italy

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From a well-appointed igloo high up in the Alps to a luxury suite built into ancient caves, these nine unusual lodgings promise to make any trip to Italy even more memorable.

An ancient cave dwelling: Sextantio le Grotte della Civita

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Located in the southern town of Matera (recently voted the European Capital of Culture for 2019), Sextantio le Grotte della Civita is built into the famous sassi, or caves, of the area. Dating back to the Stone Age, the town of Matera was quite literally hewn out of cliffs, with residents living in the caves until as late as the 1950s. An UNESCO World Heritage site since 1993, the sassi are a unique element of Italy's history.

The hotel itself is located in one of the oldest parts of the city and each of its 18 rooms and suites are situated in an original sassi, though they've been renovated to include modern amenities (running water, plumbing, electricity, and Wi-Fi). Ask for Suite 13, which offers its own balcony and a working fireplace next to the bathtub.

Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita

Nine Unique Hotel Rooms You Can Only Find in Italy

An ancient cave dwelling: Sextantio le Grotte della Civita

Located in the southern town of Matera (recently voted the European Capital of Culture for 2019), Sextantio le Grotte della Civita is built into the famous sassi, or caves, of the area. Dating back to the Stone Age, the town of Matera was quite literally hewn out of cliffs, with residents living in the caves until as late as the 1950s. An UNESCO World Heritage site since 1993, the sassi are a unique element of Italy's history.

The hotel itself is located in one of the oldest parts of the city and each of its 18 rooms and suites are situated in an original sassi, though they've been renovated to include modern amenities (running water, plumbing, electricity, and Wi-Fi). Ask for Suite 13, which offers its own balcony and a working fireplace next to the bathtub.

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