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Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario: Tours & Tickets

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Reviewed 31 August 2019 via mobile

It is very interesting how the people lived for centuries. Only to be relocated by the government due to health reasons. Surprise the government got it wrong and reopened the cave houses.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank wolf3728
Reviewed 19 August 2019

This is a quick visit at the bottom of the sassi. Very interesting to see how a family lived in the cave, even if it is a bit sanitized. I would definitely suggest a visit. The sassi were not always glamorous hipster locations and its...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 8 July 2019

How people lived here until the 1960's. Makes you think about how we have evolved in our modern times. A must see !

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 1 July 2019

Luckily this was near our hotel and we stumbled upon it. Fasinating seeing how a family lived in their house in the Sassi. The home is furnished with the original pieces. There is a short film that watch first, be sure and watch this before...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Cincin2100
Reviewed 1 June 2019

We had a tour of this attracton which offered insight into the lives of the cave dwellers of Basilicata Italy. The family's possesions that were here til the 1950's gave the visitor a close connection to their lives.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Joseph P
Reviewed 5 May 2019

Entry is €3.50 and it’s an interesting look back at life in the sassi. There are four rooms to visit; one shows how they captured the snow in the winter – through a hole in the top of the cave, and layered it to be...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 20 April 2019

A real glimpse over the simple everyday living of the past in the Sassi. Shocking reality of living in 11 people plus animals in few square meters. Well worth a visit

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 16 April 2019

Very much worth a visit. Educational in the fact that I from the UK had until recently never heard of Matera and how some of it's people lived until as recently as the 1960's. Eleven people from one family lived in this tiny dwelling until...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 17 March 2019

Matera by itself it's a unique and mindblowing experience and after all those amazing antique caves, old churches and bizzare buildings, this house is somehow refreshing looking like it is still waiting for the owners to come home. The older ones might even recognize everyday...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank dalorin
Reviewed 15 March 2019

Great way to see how a traditional cave house would of looked like in the past. Lots of equipment, assessories and furniture to see. Cost around 3 euros per person entrance fee.

Date of experience: March 2019
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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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