Sextantio Le Grotte Della Civita is a unique hotel constructed into the abandoned caves of Matera, a small village located in Southern Italy, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The incredible hotel was built by the Swedish-Italian entrepreneur, hotelier, and philanthropist Daniele Kihlgren.
It features 18 rooms that boast traditional design mixed with a touch of contemporary finish. The caves or sassi as they are known locally, are now lush rooms, which were used as shelters for farmers in the area, but Kihlgren made huge efforts to preserve the original spaces and make them look absolutely stunning, while making use of the traditional, local tools and construction materials.
Everything was taken apart piece by piece, wired and piped and then reassembled, and there were added contemporary amenities only when they could be invisibly incorporated or where necessary.
All the rooms provide wonderful views of the Park of the Murgia and its beautiful rock-hewn churches. The prices for a room start from $275 per night.