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Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario

Vico Solitario no 11, 75100, Matera, Italy
+39 0835 310118
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Insight into how people lived in the caves

On a Sunday it was very busy inside a very small space. If you ate unlucky you'll be listening to a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
Real Life as it was in Sissi

This cave shows how the people lived in small cramped conditions in the caves in this area of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Vico Solitario no 11, 75100, Matera, Italy
+39 0835 310118
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 14 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 8 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
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

A cave dwelling set up as it would have been prior to 1956 gives a good impression of life in the Sassi for the majority of the then 14000 inhabitants. People and animals co-existed in confined conditions resulting in a 50% infant mortality rate. The...More

Thank Guddejane
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit and had to wait until the German and Japanese audio had been on before we could listen in English.It brought the cave to life and was well worth the entrance fee

Thank cycleplus1
Reviewed 20 May 2017

We visited early Saturday morning. The guide asked if we were English and an English audio was played for us, supplemented by another guide who pointed out items of interest referred to in the commentary. A fascinating insight into the past lives of the poor...More

Thank Stephanie B
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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