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La Casa di Lucio
Ranked #20 of 30 Hotels in Matera
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“Staying in a Stone House”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2005

Casa di Lucio
A shopkeeper in Alberobello, upon learning of our intention to visit Matera, jotted down the name of this B&B on a piece of paper. Matera, one of the most unusual towns in all of Italy, is in the Basilicata region, southern Italy. Once an area of extreme poverty where peasants made their homes in cave dwellings known as “I Sassi,” Matera has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List and is now enjoying a revitalization that is bringing tourists to its doors. Doors that still lead into the interiors of the ancient t cave dwellings carved out of the tufa rock along the side of a ravine. La Casa di Lucio is in the heart of Matera and Anna, the owner of this fascinating structure, now B&B, is justifiably proud of her town and her decision to bring this building back to life. Constructed on top of two authentic cave dwellings, the house has two more stories built in the 16th century. Accommodations are available in the grottoes, or above, in small holiday apartments, and there is even an elegant suite with a terrace overlooking the maze of Sassi below. It was here that Jim Caviezel (the actor who played the role of Christ in Mel Gibson’s movie the Passion) stayed for three months during the filming. In the center of town, Anna has opened up a restaurant in the Sasso that once belonged to her grandmother. “La Cantina di Lucio” serves up traditional Matera dishes. Casa di Lucio is a fascinating and historically significant place to stay if one is visiting the Sassi of Matera, but Anna’s warm hospitality is what makes it so special. Visit (---) for more information.

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Property: La Casa di Lucio
Address: Via San Pietro Caveoso 66, 75100, Matera, Italy
Region: Italy > Basilicata > Province of Matera > Matera
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Hotel Style:
#11 Luxury Hotel in Matera
#14 Romantic Hotel in Matera
#18 Family Hotel in Matera
Price range (per night): $153 - $386
Hotel Class:4 star — La Casa di Lucio 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Relais La Casa di Lucio was born in 2001. It is the result of a great restoration of old cave houses that were trasformed in elegant and comfortable rooms. The Relais is a perfect example of "scattered hotel", where the rooms are surrounded by courtyards, stairs and narrow streets. ... more   less 
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