It was like going to someone you already know. I have read all the reviews before booking and had very high expectations. Angelo (the owner of Dimora) delivered fully and we felt like we were his favorite distant cousins, very friendly and like a perfect host, without being intrusive or overpowering.
The room was spacious, super clean, beds comfortable and shower facilities in excellent order. It had everything you would need and some nice touches - like a fire in a hallway (we arrived on a chilly day)and fresh fruit in the room.Before we left Angelo gave us an great bottle of local wine to take with us. We felt really looked after.
Surrounding area has some stunning views and we really enjoyed our walk around Angelo's agriturismo.
But the main thing surely has to be FOOD! It is worth going to Dimora dei Cavalieri just for that! (he has some 150people come to eat Sunday lunch from surrounding area and I can see why). We were treated to such an array of local dishes we lost count. Angelo kept bringing various antipasti (must be around 10 of them) , several pastas (glorious) and a lamb dish from his fathers lamb flock (best lamb I have ever eaten and I live in England!), followed by deserts, liquors, you get the idea.... The next day it was Sunday lunch, so we had that experience twice!
We stayed half board, so I have no idea how much a meal like that would have cost alone, but I suspect that we were getting simply FANTASTIC value for money.
I am going back and bringing as many of my friends as I can, because I think it is absolutely unique.
Highly, highly recommended. Besides, Basilicata has some stunning landscapes, Matera and other places to explore. Dimora is an amazing base to discover that region.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We enjoy what we do and we do it with passion! We run our agriturismo with passion, generosity of spirit, creativity and a sense of fun. Our agriturismo is strategically located nearby Potenza for visiting the incredibly beautiful Basilicata countryside. Just one hour away from Matera, European Capital for the Culture in 2019. We offer an authentic agriturismo experience with warm hospitality and genuine food mostly from our farm. We don't just serve a meal. We work to provide emotions and memories to our guests. ... more less