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Interesting insight into the history of Matera

This place is located just on the edge of the Sassi near the Piazzetta San Biagio. It is literally... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2018
Brian F
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Cork, Ireland
Delightful place

I was recommended to visit this place and certainly wasn't let down. It is a place intended for... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2017
Lucyanne C
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14 Jun 2018
“Interesting insight into the history of Matera”
14 May 2018
“Audio visual”
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The only underground Cultural Center in the world! An auditorium described in international journals of architecture and design. Firstly carved as a quarry of stones, then abandoned and used as a waste dump, now restored and transformed into a...more
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Via San Pietro Barisano, 47, 75100, Matera, Italy
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Reviewed 14 June 2018

This place is located just on the edge of the Sassi near the Piazzetta San Biagio. It is literally a cave under the houses located above and upstairs it has a balcony with a great view of the Sassi. There is a video presentation (in...More

1  Thank Brian F
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Not sure what to make of this place. It’s more indoor a.v. theatre. Audio visual of Matera was OK. Limited thus 3€ for the two of us.

Thank steadyslack
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

I was recommended to visit this place and certainly wasn't let down. It is a place intended for cultural shows, jazz concerts etc. It was a house with a cave in the back. Friendly staff explaining its use in the past.

Thank Lucyanne C
Reviewed 22 May 2016

We visited purely by chance as we were walking around Matera, and for the small entrance fee (3 Euro per person) we were given a detailed and informative tour of the space, including the history of how it was discovered, how it has been developed...More

Thank TheWelshRover
Reviewed 31 October 2015

Casa Cava (translated as “house quarry”) is a stunning cultural center housed in what was for more than 200 years a quarry. In 1800 the cave was excavated into three connected spaces for an extended family. From 2007 to 2011 Casa Cava was transformed into...More

Thank MayLehmannNYC
Reviewed 20 October 2015

While interesting in the sense that this is an artificial cave created by mining all the rock from the inside, it isn't worth the price of admission is there is nothing else to actually see. I can't rate this as a performance space or as...More

Thank Isambard40
Reviewed 12 August 2015

We read about the Casa Cava and decided to pay a visit. There was an art exhibition on which was interesting and the whole space was very pleasant. We decided to go to the play that evening and it was worth it to see the...More

3  Thank trailblazed
Reviewed 21 February 2015

I decided to check this place out after my curiosity got the better of me and I followed the maze of signs pointing to this place. It does have a small entrance fee (3EUR when I went) but the young gentleman who manages the place...More

1  Thank Scott J
Reviewed 17 November 2014

Outstanding and unforgettable place with a very nice and competent guide who can really show you the beauty of this incredible and unique place. Here old age and modern architecture blend together in a fantastic solution. it's a must for whoever visit Matera to see...More

Thank Nicola G
Reviewed 16 October 2014

A piece of story in the Sassi of Matera...It's a very good and natural place for meetings but also for touristic visits only.

Thank Rocco M
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