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Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario

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Address: Vico Solitario no 11, 75100, Matera, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0835 310118

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Interesting Cave House

Not to be confused with Casa Grotta Del Casanuovu to the south of Sasso Caveoso, which is undeservedly much lower in trip advisor rankings and has very few reviews for some reason... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 October 2016
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Not to be confused with Casa Grotta Del Casanuovu to the south of Sasso Caveoso, which is undeservedly much lower in trip advisor rankings and has very few reviews for some reason despite in our opinion being equally as good as this cave house especially as that one has five rooms spread over 3 levels. This cave house is to... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

It's really setup of how people used to live in the cave houses. Very interesting explanations about the habits. the tools, the interior and the ways they lived.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

The Casa Grotto is an ancient previously inhabited cave within the Sassi of Matera, and offers a window on the times when these caves were home to thousands of people.

Thank RebelVirginia
Hampshire, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

For only €3 you can see how people lived their lives in a Sassi. This particular cave house was occupied by a family until 1956 We thought the attraction was well done and worth a visit Probably only takes 20/30 mins max

Thank Mike48
Columbus Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

This was a highlight of our Food and Wine tour of southern Italy/Sicily. My first impression was the city looked like what I imagined Jerusalem would look. Then we found out that Mel Gibson had filmed the Passion of the Christ here because of its resemblance to Jerusalem. Learning how people lived in these caves and seeing how they lived... More 

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walsall, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Unbelievable to look around and see how people used to live in Matera. Lots of things to see - it is worth having a good look round and taking an interest in each object as it can be quite under-whelming otherwise!! The kitchen and master bedroom (along with a baby's crib) are the highlights.

2 Thank harveyswalsall_UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Very informative visit. It is narrated in Italian so ask for the transcript in English to understand everything being shown. Here you learn how it really was to live in the Sassi before the renovations in to B and Bs and hotels.

2 Thank supergirlUk
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

The hotel suggested this was a great place to spend 15 mins, and for a couple of euros its well worth a visit, it a cave set out how life would have been in the 50s, with an audio description in English and I guess other languages, and it really shows and tells how life was like not very long... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

No English language available so didn't really understand much. But found the place fascinating . Thought it was a bit of a rip off that you had to buy more tickets to go in the churches next door .

Thank Margaret B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Interesting life lesson for young people accustomed to the technology facilities . People and animals sharing the same living space it's hard to imagine nowadays , isn't it?

Thank Maria H

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