VISIT THE EXCLUSIVE UNDERGROUND SITES
The Hypogeous Caves
Only the guests of the Residence San Gennaro have the opportunity to visit the hypogeous sites under the structure. These beautiful and fascinating places dating back to the Neolithic and inhabited by monks in the Middle Age, twist and turn beneath the Sassi and will make your stay unique.
‘ The gully had a strange shape: it was formed by two half -funnels, side by side, separated by a narrow spur and meeting at the bottom, where I could see a white church, Santa Maria de Idris, which looked half -sunk in the ground. The two funnels, I learned, were called Sasso Caveoso and Sasso Barisano. They were like a schoolboy’s idea of Dante’s Inferno(…) The narrow path wound its way down and around, passing over the roofs of the houses, if houses they could be called. They were caves, dug into the hardened clay walls of the gully, each with its own fagade, some of which were quite handsome, with eighteenth-century ornamentation. ‘