Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario, Matera

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Take a look inside a Sassi cave dwelling at Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario. Use a guided audio tour to learn about what life was like inside a peasant dwelling. The home is complete with furniture and tools of the era, as well as a room for livestock. Used until 1959, when families living in the caves were transferred by government order to modern homes, the cave house includes four stories with steep narrow stairs, which were lived in by a family of 11 and their livestock. A black-and-white film offers a closer examination of what life was like here during the 1950s. Plan to visit Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Matera attractions using our Matera tour app .
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  • This is a private residence preserved exactly as it used to be a hundred years ago. Carved out of the rock, it has multiple smaller caves: an entrance "hall", a place where the cistern was built, a...  more »
  • It is very interesting how the people lived for centuries. Only to be relocated by the government due to health reasons. Surprise the government got it wrong and reopened the cave houses.  more »
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