Metellus's House is located in the heart of Sasso Barisano off the historic «Via Fiorentini» and takes name from tower
La Dimora di Metello
: Matera, Italy
: Marina Manca & Alfredo Manca (Studio Manca)
: Paolo Manicone
: Pierangelo Laterza
Metellus’s House is located in the heart of Sasso Barisano off the historic «Via Fiorentini» and takes name from tower «Metellana» which was part of the walls of the ancient quarter of «Sassi di Matera» (Civita). All spaces, both internal and external, have been restored and designed to accommodate all the new features of the hotel. The skilled and experienced workers engaged in the recovery of the cave‑dwellings have managed to create comfortable and elegant both public areas and the four suites of the dwelling. The space, in its entirety, spreads over 300 sqm on the same level and consists of a reception hall, a spa and four bedrooms which have access to the terrace; all rooms are «a grotta» type, with high ceilings up to 450 cm; they are characterized by partly tuff and partly plastered perimeter walls. The design intent is aimed at defining a place capable of dialoguing with the context and tradition but at the same time at defining a place able to surprise by showing a new, rigorous and elegant beauty.