The Aquatio Cave Luxury Hotel&Spa is a 5-star hotel that opened last year at the heart of the Sassi in Matera – one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites and European Capital of Culture for 2019. It is located along a ridge of Sasso Caveoso – which like Sasso Barisano is built in the natural caves of Matera’s Murgia, and together with the Civita district makes up the historical city center of Matera.
The hotel actually develops across some 5,000 square meters, with 35 rooms and suites carved in tuff walls and further structures scattered in the area – such as a spa with a swimming pool dug out of stone, a restaurant with open courtyard and a multi-purpose hall.
Designed and decorated by architect Simone Micheli, and equipped with modern technology and the comfort of functional furniture, the rooms of this luxury “virtual hotel” still preserve the structure, and magic, of ancient grottos (some of which even have underground passageways leading to the central part of the hotel, through the Sasso).
It is an incredibly privileged point of view to fully experience the charm of Matera, in such an important year in its history.