South Italy village house - Double/Twin Ensuite 1
About the accommodation
Accessible directly from the street, this modern room with an antique vibe offers a comfy double bed (two single beds option available on request) and a private bathroom with shower. Enjoy the library and take time to relax on 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!
- Great WiFi (25-100 Mbps down)
- Both shared and private workspaces
- Shared kitchen
- Vegetarian friendly
- Children friendly
- Pet friendly
- Vegan friendly
- Washing machine
Activities available onsite
- Organized events such as visiting olive groves, concerts
Activities in the area
- Visiting wine cellars
- 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: 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.
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: https://www.sitasudtrasporti.it/orari and www.cotrab.eu
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: https://www.sitasudtrasporti.it/orari and www.cotrab.eu
By car: From the SS 407 "Basentana" exit Grottole - Salandra and continue for Grottole,
Ex SS7 "Appia" indifferently coming from Potenza or Matera,
1. Check in time: 16
2. Check out time: 10
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