This 14th century barn converted into a contemporary B&B is located in the quiet, lush Tuscan countryside, only a short drive away from Florence, Arezzo, Siena and Chianti wineries.
How would you describe Sextantio Grotte della Civita in a nutshell?
It’s an unbelievable experience. There is no other word to explain the hospitality experience that you can have here. Sextantio Grotte della Civita is absolutely unique.
The hotel consists of various ancient caves in the middle of Matera which is a UNESCO listed village, in Basilicata, southern Italy. When staying here, you can sense the history of the place. You feel as if you’ve been sent back in time, living in prehistoric times, but with all the modern luxuries.
How would you describe the philosophy of the hotel?
The philosophy was clear — to restore the caves without destroying their history. We wanted to keep the original function, the integrity. Nothing was done to change the caves, we only restored and protected them over a period of ten years.