The Casa Grotta

A house from the Past

The Casa Grotta of Matera is the cultural, historical and genetic symbol of the inhabitants of the Sassi.

A simple place, very humble and even cramped to live, but that gives an important piece of southern Italy life in the past years.

The house is in fact the typical dwelling of the Sassi carved into the rock.

It represents an excellent example to know and understand the evolution of the history and the peasant culture of Matera, furnished with antique furniture and tools, offering visitors the precise idea of how family life was organized in the Sassi houses.

How to visit

The guided visit to the Casa Grotta of Matera is included into “Living Matera among caves, residences, villages and traditions“.