In the tuff stone caves in Matera – inhabited by men since the Paleolithic age – a long history has layered traces of art, urban planning and architecture from Magna Grecia, Byzantium, Rome, Paleochristian cultures, Lombardy and Aragon. Today, after centuries, these unique spaces continue to impress us with extraordinary moments of beauty.
You can experience some yourself any day, in the four rooms of the House of Metellus, a guesthouse created inside Sasso Barisano by Studio Manca. The firm worked with the tact and intelligence of professionals who know that absolute respect must be paid to these spaces, renovated and furnished in minimalist style to create a perfect dialog with their peculiar context.
The House of Metellus is named after a Medieval tower, the “Metellana”, which is part of the old city walls. It has the unparalleled fortune of being located in one of the most beautiful places in the world, included amongst UNESCO’s World Heritage sites since 1993.