Nestled harmoniously in the marvelous city of Matera, Palazzo Gattini is a unique example of architecture where history and modern needs coexist. Former house of the Gattini family, who settled in Matera in the 15th century, the palace was built in 1700. The architect Ettore Mocchetti, director of the “AD: Architectural Digest” took it to its original splendor thanks to a masterful use of local stone, the mazzaro, and bespoke pieces. Coloured curtains and artisanal furniture stand
out on the stone, recalling the festive adornments Gattini family used to love. Also, the private church of the family, the Malvinni-Malvezzi chapel, adjacent to the hotel, came to new life as a prestigious meeting room. This 5 stars Luxury Hotel takes care of its guests every moment of the day. Palazzo Gattini is the only resort in Matera providing spa and restaurant services. A wide staircase and a glass lift lead to the cavernous spaces on the lower floor, converted into a spa that is reminiscent of Roman baths. Suffused lighting and care for details contribute to the special atmosphere of the place, which invites the visitors to enjoy a vacation of rest and relaxation. On the Hotel’s website, a virtual tour of the spa is available. Le Bubbole restaurant, under the same management of L’Abbondanza Lucana (another famous restaurant in Matera), offers a glimpse of the authentic Lucanian cuisine. The menu may vary according to the seasonal ingredients, but gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan plates are always available, as well as special meals for children.
The true magic of Palazzo Gattini, though, manifests itself on the roof garden where, a charming venue for exclusive events with a breathtaking sight of the Sassi and the Murgia Park of Matera, Unesco World Heritage site. The worldwide famous rupestrian churches of Matera are easily reachable following the panoramic path (just a few minutes ahead turning left from the hotel) which leads to the canyon and across the river. Palazzo Gattini is also 1 minute ahead from the 13th-century cathedral of Piazza Duomo. Next Year Matera will be the best place to be: crowned 2019’s European Capital of Culture, the city will be at the forefront of a movement stripping away the barriers among people through culture and art, development of new technologies, and education programs. A calendar of the events will be published soon.
Address: Palazzo Gattini Luxury Hotel – Piazza Duomo, 13 Matera – Italy
Phone: +39 0835 33 43 58
Fax: +39 0835 24 01 00
Restaurant: +39 0835 34 41 45
Spa: +39 0835 33 22 24
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