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South Italy village house - Double/Twin Ensuite 2

  • 1 bedroom1 bedroom
  • 70m270m2
  • 0 bathroom0 bathroom
  • 4 people4 people


About the accommodation
Accessible directly from the street, this spacious 24m2 room offers a comfy double bed (two single beds option available on request) and a modern private bathroom with shower. Enjoy the fireplace and your well-lit corner of relaxation from the sofa. You also get a wall hanger for your clothes and A/C for your comfort.

Up to 2 people

Good to know:
Weekly cleaning and laundering are included

Discover the hidden history of a small South Italian village and immerse yourself in the picturesque neighbourhood of Grottole, in this typical guest house recently renovated. It’s the perfect place to develop harmonious relationships with the locals and leave the chaos of the city behind to focus on your work.

The shared spaces include a fully furnished kitchen and an ample terrace with a solarium where you can work surrounded by the silence of nature or just relax yourself after work.

Surrounded by the beautiful Mediterranean countryside, the charming house maintains all the characteristics of the traditional South Italian constructions while the renovations bring modernity and comfort.

The hosts offer a rich breakfast with local products and organize multiple experiences that you can join alone, with your travel buddy or with your family! Get out of your comfort zone and spend an afternoon with the local beekeeper or join the Grottole ceramics studio creating your own piece of art! We also highly recommend taking the wineries tour and walking through the regional olives groves.

Through a unique and evocative location and several authentic experiences with locals, the guest can rediscover the link with nature and can feel part of the community of a village in southern Italy.

Good to know:
This stay is particularly connected to the local ecosystem and it’s the perfect place for remote workers who want to integrate the local community and contribute to bring value to the village and its inhabitants. The idea? Becoming a true temporary inhabitant of Grottole!

Work features
- Great WiFi (25-100 Mbps down)
- Both shared and private workspaces

Home features
- Shared kitchen
- Vegetarian friendly
- Children friendly
- Pet friendly
- A/C
- Washing machine
- Vegan friendly

Activities available onsite
- Yoga
- Organized events such as visiting olive groves, concerts


Activities in the area
- Hiking
- Visiting wine cellars
- Trekking
- Canyoning
- Mountain biking
- Walking the path of the ancient pilgrims

Flora and fauna
Three evergreen plant species dominate most of the landscape of Italy: holly, pine and cork oak. Even though the Italian peninsula has been inhabited by humans for a long time resulting in many changes throughout the centuries, Italy has preserved its appeal for visitors and sparkles with olive groves, vineyards and natural parks.
The region of Basilicata includes about 2,350 flora species, a considerable amount compared to the small area of ​​the region. The most important aspect, however, is the high number of endemics: even 168 species equal to 6.5% of the regional flora, among the highest values ​​in Italy.

The accommodation is located near the San Giuliano Nature Reserve which can be recognized for the presence of birds, especially during wintering and migrations. In fact, there are around 180 species of birds, many of which are classified as rare. Among the aquatic species there are gray herons, egrets, grebes, coots. In winter the greater white heron, the cormorant, the moriglione, the whistler, the wild goose and the rare moretta tabaccata appear. Other animals present in the region of Basilicata are for example otters, foxes, weasels and wild boar. The biggest predator is the wolf.

Social ecosystem
The accommodation is located in Southern Italy, in the Basilicata region, in a small town of 2,100 inhabitants on top of the Lucanian hills. Its history dates back to prehistoric times, so much so that it is considered one of the oldest nuclei in all of Basilicata. Crossed by the Via Appia, Grottole was once a crossroads of people and economies from north to south. Yet, today its historic center has only 300 inhabitants (over 60% are over 70) and there are 629 abandoned houses. People visiting and joining the project can get very immersed in the local culture living the experiences offered by the locals, they become real temporary inhabitants of the village.

Located 30 km away Matera is one of the most unique and spectacular places to visit in Italy. It has appeared in such films as “The Passion of the Christ” (2004), “Ben-Hur” (2016) and “Mary Magdalene” (2018). In 2013 it became the UNESCO World Heritage Site in and it's well known for its caves, which are now often transformed into hotels or restaurants. Natural caves in the tufa limestone, exposed as the Gravina cut its gorge, attracted the first inhabitants perhaps 7000 years ago.


How to get there
By plane: the closest airport is Bari Airport (BRI)
From the airport there's around 1,5h drive to the accommodation
There are bus and train connections from the Bari Airport to the city of Matera. From Matera you can get to the Grottole by bus. The timetables can be found here: and

By train: Ferrandina Scalo and Salandra Grottole Scalo are the closest stations.

By bus: Grottole is connected with two bus lines to Matera and other nearby municipalities (Miglionico, Salandra, Grassano, Tricarico). You can find the timetables here: and

By car: From the SS 407 "Basentana" exit Grottole - Salandra and continue for Grottole,
Ex SS7 "Appia" indifferently coming from Potenza or Matera.

Property guidelines
1. Check in time: 16
2. Check out time: 10


  • WifiWifi
  • Air conditioningAir conditioning
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine


  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Events not allowedEvents not allowed
  • Children not allowedChildren not allowed

Cancellation Policy

Neighborly (14-days)

You can cancel the reservation for free within 14 days before moving.

Backup accommodation

If you cancel your reservation 14 days or more before the move-in date, you’ll get a refund of the entire first rent. If you cancel your reservation up to 7 days before the move-in date, you’ll get a refund of half of the first rent. If you cancel your reservation less than 6 days before the move-in date, you won’t get a refund of the first rent.

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