The common area, also known as the XIII Century Cave Church, is transformed into a room where breakfast is served. A typical southern Italian-style breakfast is laid out for all guests, so make sure you work up an appetite! The hotel serves fresh pastries, cookies, biscuits, cakes, jams, marmalade and salami. All of this is organic and produced by a local farm. You can also choose from a wide selection of freshly baked breads, homemade focaccia, fruits and cheeses.
The cool thing is, you can also request the hotel staff to set up a romantic candlelit table for dinner, right by a cozy, crackling fireplace. Enjoy the sublime classical music playing in the background as you choose from a variety of local wines and feast on meats, cheeses and crackers. Wash it down with exotic teas or tisanes.
Classic double cave: Starting at ₹19,801 (breakfast included)
Superior double cave: Starting at ₹27,312 (breakfast included)
Suite cave: Starting at ₹38,237 (breakfast included)
Executive suite cave: Starting at ₹50,376 (breakfast included)
Best time to go
Although Matera has reasonably pleasant weather all throughout the year, the busiest months are in summer, from July to August. However, since winters are usually mild, one can always plan a trip between September to December. The weather during January and February can be quite cold though, so avoid travelling at this time!
What to do here and around the property
Guests can take cooking lessons with an expert hotel chef and sharpen their pasta-making skills if they choose to. Learn how to throw in some flour and eggs in a bowl and whip up amazingly authentic Italian handmade creations.
There are also a variety of wellness Ayurvedic massage treatments to choose from. You may avail of these in the privacy of your own room. This is accompanied by relaxing music, sensual massage oils, scented candles and stress relieving teas – the perfect way to rejuvenate your mind and body!
You also have the option to rent a bike at the hotel and wander off into the ancient unexplored little village of Matera and discover what the surrounding areas have to offer. You can choose from mountain or city bikes available for men, women and children.
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