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“Fantastic!!! Experience in it's own right! Basilicata on a plate!”

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La Dimora dei Cavalieri
Ranked #2 of 29 Potenza B&B and Inns
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“Fantastic!!! Experience in it's own right! Basilicata on a plate!”
Reviewed 19 May 2011

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.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 November 2010

After a two and half week trip exploring Rome, Amalfi Coast and Sicily we stayed three nights at La Dimora dei Cavalieri to quietly relax and enjoy (need car) the region before our trip home. We were treated like royalty with great service, spacious and comfortable rooms and wonderful food. Angelo and his staff were very gracious and could not do enough for us as we explored the region. Matera, a must, is a very scenic easy hour drive away. The Sunday afternoon meal is a memorable occasion with not only fabulous food but allowed the opportunity to meet his extended family and friends. This is what travel is all about. Highest recommendation.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 October 2010

This is a hidden gem of a place. This a great B&B run by a family who really care about what they do and how to treat /welcome their guests. I can confirm that the food is fantastic and the family take great pride in serving locally sourced produce and dishes that are homemade.

Just like the food, the view from the dining area is exquisite as you watch the sun set while trying one of the many homemade liquors.

This place is great value for money and I'm already planning my next trip...! See you there.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 September 2010

Our party stayed at La Dimora for an amazing 2 nights in June 2010, as part of a 2-week trip in Italy. The stay was beyond our expectations! Upon our arrival, Angelo arranged a spot for us on the balcony with a beautiful panoramic view of the rolling hills of Basilicata, and proceeded with a private tasting of Aglianico wines. Each bottle was expertly paired with a local delicacy, like the house spicy sausage and local cheeses. After the tasting, we put our 10-month-old daughter to bed (La Dimora was extremely welcoming to young children) and were served a delicious 7-course dinner that was included in our full-board stay. The dinner was excellent - more food than we could eat! - with local specialties including fantastic homemade pastas and homegrown meats.

Angelo helped our party arrange tickets for the nearby "Flight of the Angels," which was unique, exhilarating, and gorgeous - a must-do in the area. When we returned to La Dimora, we were invited to share a very special occasion with his family and friends in the dining room. We were welcomed as members of the family and indulged in an amazing multi-course Sunday dinner, with more delectable local foods and wines. As we departed, Angelo's generosity continued as he gave us bread, wine and salami for our journey and escorted us on a private tour of the local museum, where a newly discovered self-portrait of Da Vinci was on display.

The location was beautiful, and the rooms were clean and comfortable. The meals were top notch, and the warmth and hospitality of Angelo, his family, and the local community of Vaglio Basilicata made us not want to leave! We hope to go back and visit this incredible farm, restaurant, and family soon.

  • Stayed June 2010
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Reviewed 26 July 2010

This is not my first time at " Dimora dei Cavalieri" and every time I feel better.
Its one of the best place for relax, food, friendship and archeological art.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: La Dimora dei Cavalieri
Address: Strada provinciale per Cancellara | Vaglio Basilicata, 85010, Potenza, Italy
Region: Italy > Basilicata > Province of Potenza > Potenza
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in Potenza
Price range (per night): $51 - $147
Number of rooms: 9
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 

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