Le Grotte dela Civita, translated in English as the Caves of Civita is a project developed in Sassi of Matera, Italy. The construction process started in 2006 and the project was completed three years later, in 2009. The result was this unique and luxurious hotel. It’s not like other luxury hotels. This one actually looks very different. As the name suggests, the structure and the interior resembles a series of caves. The décor is very beautiful and so is the surrounding landscape, making the hotel one of the most beautiful destinations in the world.Sassi of Matera was declared in 1993 a world heritage site by UNESCO.
As you can imagine, the views and the landscape from there are truly unique and breathtaking. In order to preserve the natural site and environment and to have as little impact as possible, the architects ceated a design that allows the hotel to seamlessly integrate into the surroundings.
The hotel is almost invisible when seen from far away.This contributes to its uniqueness and makes it one of the most desirable locations in the world. Here, houses are mixed with natural rocks and connected to large caves. The hotel and its huge caves underwent an extremely conservative restoration. The architects used only old materials that have been recovered from the sire and used to them to restore everything from the flooring to the furniture and bedding.
The hotel can receive forty guests and has a structure with three levels connected by a staircase and a system of terraces from where independent rooms can be accessed. The outdoor features include a large entrance terrace, a beautiful and extensive garden with plants and flowers and a vegetable garden, as well the amazing surrounding landscape. Guests can enjoy fresh water, fresh fruit, romantic candles, cozy stone fireplaces, tours, massages and, of course, internet access.