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Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario

Vico Solitario no 11, 75100, Matera, Italy
+39 0835 310118
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The Casa is an interesting place to see that will give you insights into how life was in the Sassi... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Alec D
Seattle, Washington

For a 3 euro fee, you can visit this small museum to gain an insight into what life was like in the... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2017
Gold Coast, Australia
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Vico Solitario no 11, 75100, Matera, Italy
+39 0835 310118
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Casa is an interesting place to see that will give you insights into how life was in the Sassi. Our guide took us here. We enjoyed the visit.

Thank Alec D
Reviewed 24 October 2017

For a 3 euro fee, you can visit this small museum to gain an insight into what life was like in the Sassi during the early years the twentieth century. The cramped space has been equipped with authentic utensils, tools and furniture of the era,...More

Thank TravelLover50
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

The Sassi is an intriguing place with a full history. For those that lived in the Sassi at an earlier point in history The Casa Grotta de Vinci Solitario brings to life the challenges and the hardships many endured. Seeing it provides a better understanding...More

Thank Mary T
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

On a Sunday it was very busy inside a very small space. If you ate unlucky you'll be listening to a loud commentary in some language or other (Japanese in our case). Despite that it was fascinating inside the house. Everything was well described in...More

Thank A F
Reviewed 24 September 2017

This cave shows how the people lived in small cramped conditions in the caves in this area of Matera known as Sissi. It was very interesting although too many people were allowed in at one time but by hanging back a little you cold see...More

Thank jackie_rogers59
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

My reason for putting the title is, Casa Nov tells you more about the squalor and retched conditions the locals lived in. If you just go here, or go first as we did, you don't get a feel of how bad the conditions actually were....More

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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

I recommend the visit to this place because it shows very clearly how people used to live in the "sassi" and how very difficult life was... the visit is very short but full of details. No Wikipedia will explain in detail what you can see...More

Thank Olga B
Reviewed 7 July 2017

This museum brought to life how people lived in their caves (with their farm animals!). It was very interesting and really didn't seem so bad - they had electricity, the solid furniture would not have looked out of place in any rural area of the...More

Thank NWtraveler969
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Provides a really good visual of how the Sassi used to live. Perfect introduction and very useful for the kids.

Thank NicB4321
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We visited Matera and the cave house as part of our tour of Puglia. Fascinating to see how people used to live. Matera is a beautiful town and a great place to walk around, a must see town!

Thank Whitehalltraveller
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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
4 November 2015|
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