“C’era una volta antica Matera” Cave-House (literally: Once upon a time ancient Matera) is one of the most important places where you will actually see how people used to live in the past in this city. The house is almost completely excavated in the rocks, apart from the entry wall. The house has 3 areas: the kitchen, the stable and the bedroom. The original furniture and the realistic tuff sculptures make this cave house a real exposition of moments, gestures and customs of the everyday life of Matera citizens at the end of the 60s.


  • Prices:
    Full Ticket: € 2
    Reduced Ticket (4-12 years): € 1
    Free Ticket: Children 0-3 years and Disabled People

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

  • Opening Hours: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

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