Room Facilities

King size bed, private bathroom, hairdryer, bath seth, fridge Tv Led, indipendent heating system, small courtyard

Square meters

43 sq m

Additional services

1 single bed on request

The room of the handicraft

The wood floor hides an old tank for the rainwather harvesting. In these tanks thanks to a particular hydraulic system the rainwather was collected, stored and purified. Tha chamber of papier-mâché thanks to the atmosphere unites history and relax. The high tuff vaults characterise the livingroom and the double bedroom. The entrance invoke the ancient vicinato, the courtyard was the heart of the social relations between the families of the neighbourhood.  This chamber is dedocated to the Materan handicraft, because there spaces were inabhited by handicraft families. The  paper machè works is very popular here because of ‘Festa della Bruna’, a religious festival in honour of the Patron Saint Madonna della Bruna. Here you will learn the history of this special art and religious festival.

  • Private living room
  • Private bathroom
  • Free Wi-fi
  • Hairdryer and bath seth
  • Tv Led
  • Small private yard

Handicraft Art
The triumphal float and ‘Festa della Bruna’

The city of the Sassi is the cradle of an ancient handicrafts with roots in the folk and pastoral art. The local craft includes excellent works in ‘terracotta’(earthenware), tuff, wood and paper mache. Over the centuries the processing of chewed paper has gained an artistic and spiritual role. During the 600 years old ‘Festa della Bruna’, a religious festival in honour of the Patron Saint, the paper machè works became popular. The chewed paper process have been handed down from generation to generation by the craftsmen of Matera which create the triumphal float for ‘Maria Santissima della Bruna’, Patron Saint of our city… READ MORE