Palazzo Gattini

Location: Puglia & The Deep South | Italy

Price guide: £££££ Less than £100 per person per night

There’s no shortage of grandeur at Palazzo Gattini, a 15th-century stone palace that retains its rich heritage while fully embracing the 21st century. From the stunning limestone suites to the atmospheric cave spa, this hotel exudes history, style and elegance. It has a prime position overlooking beautiful Matera, with its winding stone streets and evocative caves.  
Perfect forCouples looking for unique character and charm in Puglia.
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  • Amazing location overlooking the Sassi di Matera caves, with panoramic views best enjoyed from the rooftop terrace
  • Wow-factor interiors showcasing the Matera stone
  • Gourmet Italian food at the acclaimed restaurant
  • A spa set in stone caves, including a floating room and a hammam

Recommended for...

  • Cultural Immersion
  • Spa & Wellness
  • Boutique Hotel
  • Romantic

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

Palazzo Gattini sits at the highest point of the ancient UNESCO-listed city of Matera, guaranteeing spectacular views, and there is plenty to see and explore within walking distance, including the Sassi caves and the cathedral.

Rooms at Palazzo Gattini

There are 20 luxurious and spacious suites, hewn of local limestone with striking architectural features such as domed ceilings and curved walls, as well as locally crafted furnishings, plush fabrics and earthy colours which reflect the distinctive buildings that famously overrun Matera and give it its title of the City of Stone. Choose a suite with your own private terrace and swimming pool overlooking the rooftops.

Food & Drink

Wake up to a breakfast buffet of local Matera bread, meats, cheeses, honey and jam. The hotel’s restaurant, Le Bubbole by Abbondanza Lucana, offers delicious seasonal dishes created using high quality, specially sourced ingredients, while the Duomo Café is a classy place to while away a balmy summer evening, accompanied by live music.

In the evening, soak up the unrivalled views across Matera and its caves over a candlelit dinner on the roof terrace – the city is magically lit by floodlights and lanterns at night.


Revel in complete relaxation at the spa, set in stone caves. Unwind in the floating room, sink into the pool or the Jacuzzi, or re-energise beneath waterfall jet or in the hammam before indulging in an individual or couples massage.

Activities at Palazzo Gattini

Matera’s famous Sassi caves and cathedral are on the doorstep. To make the most of your visit, explore them and find out more about the fascinating history of the area with an expert guide. Further afield, visit the ancient Basilicata villages nearby, or go for a hike in the rugged canyon of Matera.

If you’ve been seduced by the local cuisine (and it’s hard not to be), take a cooking class to learn how to recreate Italian flavours back home.

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Hotel location

Palazzo Gattini is approximately a 1-hour drive from Bari airport.

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