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Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario

Vico Solitario no 11, 75100, Matera, Italy
+39 0835 310118
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See a typical cave home

To understand what life was like for the inhabitants of the Sassi, I strongly recommend that you... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Bill A
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Spring Lake, New Jersey
Sadly very crowded

The staff do limit the number going, in but even so it was difficult to move around when we were... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
crosis
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Whanganui, New Zealand
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“cave house” (9 reviews)
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Vico Solitario no 11, 75100, Matera, Italy
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+39 0835 310118
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"living inside"
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"original furniture"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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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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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

We went there with a €20 note and the ticket taker was quite abrupt about us having a smaller bill to pay the €6 entrance fee. We only had a €5 so she begrudgingly took that instead of making change. We were happy to pay...More

Thank missmc123
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

Visiting this Cave house was an experience not to be missed in Matera. You have to see how it was achieved all those years ago.

Thank DiMcH29
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

For 2 euros and in just a few minutes, you find out the most important aspects about life in Matera a few hundreds years ago and a basic overview of the history of the place. They ask you at the beginning whether you want "to...More

Thank Vladimir1998
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

This was a great way to see the real life of the people that lived here before they moved out. It is very informative. The fee is 2 Euros. It is hard to believe they lived like that for so long. You also get to...More

2  Thank Titus D
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

it's a must to see to understand the way of living of this people in such a poor way. it's a step in a past that seems so far but it's been used until 1956.

Thank PugliaExperience
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

The visits are time- limited as this is so tiny. Amazing to see how the families lived and how many amenities they had. A novel experience and should be done if you're visiting the town.

Thank PSlowly
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

The Casa is an interesting place to see that will give you insights into how life was in the Sassi. Our guide took us here. We enjoyed the visit.

Thank Alec D
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discover_the_world78
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
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discover_the_world78
4 November 2015|
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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
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