Casa grotta del Casalnuovo, Matera

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  • This was a family's home until the 1950s. Amazing! But imagine it in 1850, 1650, 1450. Not that much different. Do not visit the Sassi neighborhood without visiting at least one house museum.  more »
  • There are now several of these restored caves open in Matera - hard to imagine that the others would be better than this, plus it has the bonus of a rock crypt. We paid 3 euros per person for both...  more »
  • This is a very interesting ’museum’ showing just how the residents lived in these cave houses. It gives an insight into the conditions that these people lived in and how the community worked. Whilst there are some home comforts I can well understand why their health was adversely affected.
  • A significant part of Matera's History not even that far away back to past years. Changes of lifestyle for resident people, definitely came in 1952... That means : tap water, electricity and sanitary facilities in new apartments, not always as large as families would've needed. But... that was the new suggestion for a BETTER FUTURE.
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