By visiting the Cave House “Casa cisterna”, you’ll have the chance to go back in time, exploring the simple and extraordinary life of the inhabitants of the Sassi. The citizens lived here in damp, cold houses with low lighting. The old, traditional furniture and utensils are preserved in this fascinating place where Italian history stopped, a place forgotten for a very long time, now revealing its treasures. Customs and traditions can be relived like in a lost memory, in which all the dignity of an ancient population – once labelled as narrow-minded and shameful – emerges. A place where history can still astonish.


  • Prices:
    Full Ticket: € 2
    Free Ticket: under 18 years

  • Meeting Point: Agenzia Altieri Viaggi, Via Domenico Ridola, 61 - MATERA

  • Opening Hours:9:30 am - 19:00 pm

  • Useful Info: The Cave-House has a multilingual audio guide (Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Polish, Flemish, Hebrew)