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Antica Matera Casa Grotta

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See how people once lived in the Sassi (caves)

This is an accurate museum of how people (and their animals) actually lived in these caves. This... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
BookCentsBabe
Cute and informative

This museum is tiny; our party of six filled the cave so I can only imagine how crowded it could be... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Once upon a time...a typical house of the past that shows and illustrates with sculptures and furniture the life in Matera.
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Via Fiorentini 251 | Sasso Barisano, 75100, Matera, Italy
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is an accurate museum of how people (and their animals) actually lived in these caves. This was one of my favorite museums to visit!

Thank BookCentsBabe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is tiny; our party of six filled the cave so I can only imagine how crowded it could be during prime travel season. That said, for 3 euro you can step back in time and see how the local people lived until relative...More

Thank Z0siaB
Reviewed 17 September 2018

3 Euros to get into the tour. There is a 30 minute video in the next room. Very interesting, glad we stopped to see this.

Thank Galaxy T
Reviewed 2 September 2018

We stumbled on it while walking through the city and decided to go for it. It was interesting to see how people used to live, even more interesting was to know that people used to live that way up until 1950 circa. The story of...More

Thank giosperanza92
Reviewed 24 August 2018

Situated in the lower sassi area of Matera this cave house has been restored to reflect how people lived up until the 1960s. Through the door and into a cave. Basic furniture such as table and chairs, bed and cradle, wardrobe etc. then lower down...More

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Reviewed 1 June 2018

Step back in time to walk through a cave dwelling crammed with original furniture, tools and model horse, indicating value of animals living together with family. Audio explanations given.

Thank Liz T
AnticaMatera, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Antica Matera Casa Grotta, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Hello Liz, thank you for your visit, we are very glad you appreciate our Casa Grotta and its story. Best regards.

Reviewed 30 May 2018

was nice. got to see how families lived . a very small "museum". i woudnt go out of my way to go--but we stumbled on it.

Thank tracyngal
AnticaMatera, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Antica Matera Casa Grotta, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Hello Tracyngal, thank you for your visit, we are very glad you appreciate our Casa Grotta and its story. Best regards.

Reviewed 27 May 2018

This cave dwelling has been recreated to show you what it was like in the old days. It was included in the price of our ApeVito tour. Be sure not to miss this exhibit. It was worth the time.

Thank lud2006
AnticaMatera, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Antica Matera Casa Grotta, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Hello Lud2006, thank you for your visit, we are very glad you appreciate our Casa Grotta and its story. Best regards.

Reviewed 29 March 2018

Quality rather than quantity and well worth the price - just across the road from the I Sassi in Miniatura ( also worth a visit ). They put on an English language commentary which was great and also able to answer all our questions about...More

Thank HowardB49
AnticaMatera, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Antica Matera Casa Grotta, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Hello Howard, thank you for your visit, we are very glad you appreciate our Casa Grotta and its story. Best regards.

Reviewed 12 December 2017

the price is 2,5€ and for 10 minutes is ok. you enter in a lone room, but il like they leaved in the house-cave. there is all you can immagine at that edge, and the voice explain you the life at that time. I's in...More

Thank lambycus
AnticaMatera, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Antica Matera Casa Grotta, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

Hello lambycus, thank you for your visit, we are very glad you appreciate our Casa Grotta. Best regards

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