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Insight into life in caves

This small museum was good in terms of seeing how people used to live in the caves. The actual... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2018
Prague, Czech Republic
Very interesting

It costs €4 to enter this cave dwelling but this includes two other areas and is worth the money... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2018
Sharon G
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Vico Solitario no 11, 75100, Matera, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of steps but worth a visit. They played a short audio in English for our group which was helpful.

Thank Tangoj63
Reviewed 17 August 2018

This small museum was good in terms of seeing how people used to live in the caves. The actual audio was in Italian but we received English descriptions on paper. I enjoyed the story about snow cisterns.

Thank JanaZC
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

It costs €4 to enter this cave dwelling but this includes two other areas and is worth the money. There is an audio commentary about the cave but it was in Italian. However they give you an English leaflet which was very informative as it...More

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Reviewed 15 July 2018

The cave homes carved from the cliff are everywhere, and many are occupied or contain bars or restaurants, souvenir shops, etc. This one is set up like an actual dwelling which is what it was until a few years ago. a recording in several languages...More

Thank Ron W
Reviewed 18 June 2018

The site is simply amazing and so full of relics and fixtures of days gone by. We entered the site as a group and were greeted by a pre recorded message in Italian for about 5-6 minutes. No introduction, no explanation of what the recording...More

Thank C1646KKtrevors
Reviewed 10 June 2018

Highly recommend a visit for better understanding Matera's story! Staff was very friendly and provided lots of extra details.

Thank LarisaMariaPirvu
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

When we first entered I thought this was a rip off but no it wasn’t as the audio explained the whole cave to us in detail. This particular cave was lived in until 1956 which is amazing. Entry is €3 and worth it.

Thank RickyG48
Reviewed 19 May 2018

To understand what life was like for the inhabitants of the Sassi, I strongly recommend that you visit Casa Grotta to see a typical cave home and to hear about how people lived within the Sassi. The entrance fee is very reasonable and the recorded...More

Thank Bill A
Reviewed 30 April 2018

The staff do limit the number going, in but even so it was difficult to move around when we were there with a significant number of people crowded in.

Thank crosis
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

We wanted to see what a cave dwelling was like in 18th century and this helper us visualize it. Probably won't visit another one in the city but it was 3 Euros per a person to get in. We were done in 10 minutes.

Thank Grant I
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4 November 2015|
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Response from David M | Reviewed this property |
Their website says they are open from 9.30 am "til night". According to another website, night currently falls at 16.55. So although it isn't clear, I wouldn't think it would be open after 17.00. You would have to contact... More
4 November 2015|
Response from WardenRon | Reviewed this property |
Their website says that they are open "until night". Sunset in Bari is currently at about 4.45 p.m, so probably best to assume that it will close about 4.30