With just four rooms, La Dimora di Metello is truly an intimate boutique property. Well located in the sassi and boasting plenty of characterful design elements, this stylish little property offers friendly service in a unique setting.
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Behind a cheerful arched doorway in the heart of the Sassi of Matera, La Casa di Lucio welcomes guests into a stylish, boutique property.
Throughout the hotel the ancient caves are expertly juxtaposed with a classic, elegant style that has a modern edge to it. Clean lines in wood and tile and contemporary furnishings bring a modernity to the historic, rocky walls and ceilings which allows guests to simultaneously experience the ancient dwellings of Matera while also relishing the luxuries of a modern hotel.
Rooms are all unique, but follow the stylish blending of rock features and modern furnishings. The hotel boasts its own restaurant located off site and an appealing terrace with views of the Church of San Pietro Cavoso. Spending an evening on the terrace enjoying the Italian tradition of aperitivo and soaking in the views creates a memorable experience of Matera
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Like many of the hotels in Matera which take advantage of the caves in the sassi, each room at La Casa di Lucio is unique. The natural architecture of the caves is used throughout the rooms creating an atmospheric blending of modern style with ancient rock. Many rooms have ceilings composed of the rough stone and display rocky features throughout different areas of the room. The style of the rooms however is more contemporary. Smooth, clean cut lines in white and wood contrast the natural curves of the stone. Plush pillows and linens top inviting beds, and bathrooms are all outfitted with modern fixtures.
In the heart of the ancient Sassi of Matera, Casa di Lucio benefits from the ancient cave setting of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. The impressive Church of San Pietro Cavoso is just around the corner, and the views over the city of Matera from the hotel are stunning.
Food and drink
There is a restaurant in the hotel located in a characterful dining room with natural cave ceiling. Cuisine focuses on fresh ingredients. Breakfast in the mornings consists of a buffet spread which guests can fill up on for the day. The real highlight however is the terrace bar where guests can enjoy a drink overlooking the beautiful façade of the Church of San Pietro Cavoso.
With its enviable location steps from the Church of San Pietro Cavoso, we love La Casa di Lucio for the elegant style of the hotel, the scenic terrace and the unique guest rooms.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
This modern, boutique style of Sant’Angelo Luxury Resort offers guests a traditional Matera experience in the heart of the Sassi area of the city, with an updated, luxurious feel. The terrace restaurant is the cherry on top, offering some of the best views out over Matera.
Set entirely within the ancient Sassi caves of Matera, Sextantio le Grotte della Civita offers guests a beautifully characterful take on traditional cave dwellings. Tasteful design elements compliment the stone structure, and the level of service throughout the hotel is very high.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
In southern Italy’s Matera, you can explore cave dwellings and medieval churches in a city cut into the soft volcanic rock of a river canyon. This private half-day tour reveals much about the city's history, its people and the conditions that forced its evacuation.