If you have never slept in a cave, or in an aristocrat palace of the eighteenth century, we offer you both possibilities.

In the heart of the historic Sassi in Matera (UNESCO world heritage), in a dominant and panoramic position rises from 1756 the Palazzo dei Abati, an ancient dwelling of the Chapter of the contiguous rock church of San Pietro Barisano, the largest in the city.
The heirs of the last abbot, who lived there until 1867, with a careful restoration work, have restored the ancient splendor of the structure, providing it with high levels of comfort and services, while respecting the uniqueness and originality of each of the five rooms: two in the cave, two built with decorated vaulted and one half excavated and half built.
From the delightful square of the church an important stone staircase leads to the large panoramic terrace with wide views of the Sassi and the massive Murgia plateau. From here, each room has independent access and is distinguished by a different history, style, ancient functions and typology.

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Sleeping in the history

If you have never slept in a cave, or in an aristocrat palace of the eighteenth century, we offer you both possibilities.

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Matera and its surroundings

A journey to discover Basilicata and the near Puglia

The surprises of a World Heritage site "UNESCO", and the many little distant wonders in Basilicata and Puglia.

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About Palazzo degli Abati

Discover our ancient history

Centuries of splendor, years of decline, and restoration: the history of Palazzo degli Abati, a mirror of the history of the town

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Where we are

In a panoramic location in the heart of the historic Sassi of Matera
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