Casa Grotta Antica Matera

Antica Casa Grotta di Via Fiorentini

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Location: Via Fiorentini, 251, 75100 Matera MT.
(40.66760135792323, 16.610038540081483)
Open: APR to OCT daily 9-20.
NOV to MAR daily 9-18.
Fee: [2021]
Classification: SubterraneaSubterranea Museum
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Dimension: T=20 °C.
Guided tours: self guided
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Address: Antica Casa Grotta di Via Fiorentini, Via Fiorentini, 251, Sasso Barisano, 75100 Matera MT, Tel: +39-083-5334031, Cell: +39-339-1371413. E-mail:
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1993 inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.


The Antica Casa Grotta di Via Fiorentini is a cave house with original furniture and household items, restored and collected by Eustachio Rizzi and his sons. They are all master craftsmen and under the headline c’era una volta (once upon a time) they collected and repaired the caves and the furnishings. But they also created artworks, sculptures and puppets. There are three rooms: the kitchen, the stable with the donkey and the other farm animals, and the living room. The living roomed was used during the day for various task, but during nicht it is the bedroom with a double bed is located, a loft bed. It contains a cradle with a small child and a niche which was the outhouse.