Palazzo degli Abati, Matera

Set in the historical nucleus of Matera’s Sassi, one of UNESCO’s World Heritage-listed sites, Palazzo dei Abati nobly dates back to the year 1756. Ennobling a dominating position and sweeping views, this historical dwelling was even a part of the neighboring rock-hewn church of San Pietro Barisano—a residence that was the largest of its kind in Matera.

The latter was being used by the Palace until 1867. The present descendants of the last abbot take much care with the restoration of this sumptuous building, equipping it with all modern facilities and at the same time preserving the unique character and authenticity of its 8 diverse rooms. These include five cave rooms, two inside an 18th-century palace adorned with ornate vaulted ceilings, and one that is a hybrid of built and excavated spaces.

The beautiful, big, stone staircase from the charming church square carries the visitors in one mighty leap onto a vast terrace, which gives a far-sweeping view over the Sassi to the wide Murgia plateau beyond. All have been given access from the terrace, with history, style, and their original purpose mixed within.

Café Bistrot – Panoramic Cave
One located inside the palazzo, with its cozy interior cut in rock and a terrace offering a breathtaking panoramic view of Matera’s Sassi, our Café Bistrot is open at any time for memorable photo moments and friendly gatherings.

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