Casa grotta del Casalnuovo
Casa grotta del Casalnuovo
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woodydog666
portsmouth231 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
These Grotta give a real insight into how the people used to live here. This one was really big, and felt like a palace compared to some of the others. Eye opening.
Written 9 July 2023
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SeekerOfGoodValue
Saint Louis, MO334 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
This was a family's home until the 1950s. Amazing! But imagine it in 1850, 1650, 1450. Not that much different. Do not visit the Sassi neighborhood without visiting at least one house museum.
Written 2 November 2019
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TheKoolKestrel
Gloucestershire, UK205 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
There are now several of these restored caves open in Matera - hard to imagine that the others would be better than this, plus it has the bonus of a rock crypt. We paid 3 euros per person for both. They were brought alive by the English audio guide (transmitted into the cave rather than through headphones) - other languages also available - though this may not have worked so well if the venue had been busy (we were the only people, on a midweek early evening). The dwelling has four surprisingly spacious rooms, filled with artefacts that would have been used by the inhabitants, who only left in 1958. The rock crypt is simple and on three levels and has an interesting surprise at the bottom. Another advantage of this location is that it is currently in a less restored and touristed section of the sassi (though clearly being developed fast) and so more evocative we felt.
Written 30 October 2019
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alohatripper
Honolulu, HI1,593 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
May 22
Nicole, our guide who was born in Romania, brought us here to kick start our Matera walking tour. The entry fee is nominal for insight how Sassi cave people lived just 60 years ago. What surprised me was that the rooms were large and the ceilings were high. Of course, they lived with their livestock which must have been uncomfortable and smelly, not withstanding no running water and electricity.
Given this no or low cost option, the living conditions for this family were not that terrible. No wonder Sassi families were not easily relocated.
Written 19 June 2019
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LHABtrombone
Montpellier, France146 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
This actual home was only abandoned when the Italian government forced the occupants out in the 1950s for reasons of sanitation. The ingenuity of the people living in these tight quarters was amazing. Their use of space was also magnificent. Also, seeing the church and the storage building was a real bonus!
Written 6 November 2018
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Keith70
Worksop, UK693 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
The Casa Grotta is a typical Sassi dwelling, dug into the rock. It allows you to learn and understand the history and culture of the population of the area. It is on 3 levels and connected to a cellar. This one was lived in until the 1950's. Great for all ages and not too expensive..
Written 7 October 2018
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Havanna2013
Frankfurt, Germany27 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
Interesting large Sasso, but very rude lady at the ticket shop. Definitely needs training on how to deal friendly with foreign customers.
Written 24 July 2018
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UGM_BRNO
Brno, Czech Republic3,339 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Friends
It is good to visit this place to understand better - it is not only a sort of dwelling, it used to be a very special way of life, specific culture. The typical picture of poor peasants of Matera is displayed and the big plus is the audio in English.
Written 12 June 2018
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Anne B
Exmouth, UK64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Solo
Great insight into the lives of people from the past - from the ancient past and the relatively recent past as this one was lived in until the 1950's or so. Great for all ages, cheap entry - well worth it.
Written 9 April 2017
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Angu5
United Kingdom654 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Couples
It looks like people are confusing the museum houses.

This one is to the south of Sasso Caveoso and houses five rooms over three levels.

Adult admittance is EUR 3.

Interesting visit showing the multi level construction and way of life in the area until the 1950's.
Written 27 October 2016
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