Weddings & Honeymoons
It’s no coincidence that Matera is often referred to as the second Bethlehem and was the setting for Mel Gibson’s movie The Passion. Matera is the home of the Sassi, a UNESCO World Heritage site where lovers explore the moonlit labyrinth of passages, archways and staircases that connect the cave dwellings inhabited since ancient times.
The Piazza San Pietro Caveoso is a popular backdrop for brides, who pose framed by the church’s archway with ancient city and the rock churches on the hillside opposite providing a stunning background.
The boutique hotels and spas, carved into the rock have given a new lease of life to this once abandoned city of cave dwellings. Today they offer the luxury accommodation and hospitality, perfect for romantic weekends and celebrations.