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Cave houses

The Cave House of Via Casalnuovo

The ‘casa grotta’ is the typical home of the Sassi carved out of the rock. It represents an excellent example to be able to know and understand the evolution of Matera’s history and peasant culture, and is suitable for being an excellent teaching tool for school groups. The casagrotta del Casalnuovo is made up of 4 rooms excavated on three levels, with attached stable and cellar. Next to the casagrotta there is the “sound ceramic” laboratory where you can admire the display of terracotta whistles, typical of the area, made entirely by hand. The structure offers audio explanation in Italian, French, German, English, Spanish and Japanese. Guided tours can be booked for the Casalnuovo cave house.


Cave House of Vico Solitario

To better understand the customs and habits of the inhabitants of the ancient districts of the Sassi di Matera, before leaving them, we invite you to visit the Cave House of Vico Solitario in the Sasso Caveoso, near the Church of San Pietro Caveoso. A typical cave house furnished with period furniture and tools that offers visitors the precise idea of how family life was organized in the houses of the Sassi. Guided tours are booked for the cave house in Vico Solitario.