Visitare Matera: cosa vedere oltre i Sassi | Palazzo Viceconte

Visit Matera, More Than Sassi

Matera is a lively city where you can be yourself. It's a city of creative types, music lovers, culture addicts and friendly faces. Matera is also a city where you could plan a family or a couple break.
There is more than Sassi and you will always find something to see and do in Matera. With museums, entertainment, shopping and history, it’s impossible to be bored in Matera.

The Museums

Matera is a great city for culture with some museums to enjoy where you can learn something more about the history of Matera and Murgia.
Start with the Archeological National Museum “Domenico Ridola” where you can see the finds about the processes of human settlement in the area of Matera and in the whole region, some of the finds date back to the Paleolithic and Neolithic.
A stroll to the National Museum of Medieval and Modern Art of Basilicata housed in Palazzo Lanfranchi will shift focus to modern art. There are lots of artworks by local artists and by Carlo Levi, among them you can see his famous painting “Lucania ‘61”.
Finally, pay a visit to the MUSMA (Museum of Contemporary Sculpture of Matera), housed in the seventeenth century Palazzo Pomarici, it is the only museum entirely dedicated to Italian sculpture.

Modern Neighborhoods and Rural Villages

There are reasons to visit every corner of Matera, but we want to focus on the modern neighborhoods and the rural villages. Matera is made up of modern neighborhoods built in the Fifties to welcome peasants coming from Sassi, each of them has its own character and style.
Neighborhoods and rural villages come from avant garde movements and are packed full of architectural gems. Adriano Olivetti was involved too and worked on the rural village called “La Martella”.
We suggest you visit the modern city too.

Film Locations in Matera

The Sassi have had their fair share of screen time. Lots of movies were made in Matera, such as “Il Vangelo secondo Matteo” by Pier Paolo Pasolini, “The Passion” by Mel Gibson and more recently “No time to die” the latest movie about James Bond. It’s very simple to discover some of the best Matera film locations that have been featured in big screen hits.
Matera is really a filmmaker’s dream.

Matera and the Murgia

In all Murgia there are sites of historical, artistic and cultural interest, very important for better understanding the area, including an entrenched Neolithic village and several rupestrian churches. We suggest visit one of the best rupestrian churches of the whole area: The Cripta del Peccato Originale.

Matera is a lively city, it is as popular for its vibrant entertainment options as it is for its many fine museums, splendid architecture, and tourist attractions. Whether you visit Matera for a weekend break with your beloved, or a longer vacation with your family, a visit to this vibrant city will certainly be a memorable experience for young and old!

Palazzo Viceconte is in the heart of the city centre of Matera: choose it for your stay.

Vacanze ed eventi a Palazzo Viceconte

Palazzo Viceconte is Open for Summer Holiday and Events

Palazzo Viceconte is open and ready for your summer holiday in an amazing city such as Matera.
The respect of coronavirus rules is still important for your safety and caring for each other.

Hotel Maintenance and Staff Training

During the lockdown we worked to keep Palazzo Viceconte in good condition, we took care of the beauty of our hotel.
Furthermore, we know that training isn’t just important to any hotel, it is vital and presents a prime opportunity to expand the knowledge of all employees. Our employees attended the “Tourismore Five Star Academy”, four training sessions about accommodation, housekeeping, catering and other amenities useful to improve employees performance and satisfaction.

Cultural Events

We are slowly returning to normal. We started to plan cultural events in the amazing outdoor places of Palazzo Viceconte.
On 5 June we hosted “La liturgia delle parole” (Words’ Ceremony) performed by the Giacomo Medici Furano Sax Quartet.
On 20 June we will host Laura Marzadori (first chair violinist of the Teatro della Scala di Milano Orchestra) and the “Solisti Lucani Ensemble”. They will play pieces by great composers such as Bach, Tchaikovsky, Paganini and Saint-Saens.
To take part at our events reservation is needed.
For further information about our events we suggest you subscribe to the Palazzo Viceconte Facebook Page.

We can’t wait to meet you.
Get in touch with us and reserve your room at Palazzo Viceconte.

Palazzo Viceconte nel cuore della Civita di Matera

Palazzo Viceconte in the Heart of Matera

When most people decide to make a visit to Matera, it is no secret they want to have an accommodation in a hotel  located in the world-famous Sassi or in the Matera Old Town.

Set on the Civita, the highest place in the town, Palazzo Viceconte is between Sassi and the Old Town.

The whole area where Civita was built is an artificial bank made to raise more this complex so that it could overlook the whole town. During the Middle Ages the Civita represented the socio-cultural centre of the town; excavations and archeological studies show as this site was one the most frequented ones since the Ancient Ages.

Then, between 1230 and 1270 The Cathedral, dedicated to Madonna della Bruna and Sant'Eustachio, was built.

Piazza Duomo and The Civita are very interesting places. Both of them position you in the centre of many of the city’s most important buildings. Beyond the Cathedral, there is a really astonishing panoramic view of Sassi and part of the city centre. Furthermore,  stick to walking if you wish to uncover other interesting cultural attractions, such as MUSMA (The Contemporary Sculpture Museum of Matera), Casa Noha or MATA (The Diocesan Museum of Matera).


The Civita: Political, Religious, Economic, Social and Cultural Centre

For a long time the Civita represented the political, religious, economic, social and cultural centre of the town, consequently it was the place where the noble and richest families lived.

All around the area you can admire noble buildings, each of them has its own architectural style.

Palazzo Viceconte is one of these buildings. Read something about its history on our website.

Actually we know that it is not time to travel. Otherwise, we think it is always time to plan a new trip.

Palazzo Viceconte è in pausa

Palazzo Viceconte is Closed: We Decided to Take a Break

We decided to close Palazzo Viceconte till Spring 2021.

It is a long break, and we will really miss you.

But it is time to stop and wait until the coronavirus outbreak will start to be over.

Our rule is caring for each other and protecting our people and all who choose to stay or live with us. It also means continuing to offer a comforting and enjoyable experience to you and a safe workplace for our employees. At the moment it is very hard to do it. So, we decided to  close.

But, we trust the future and we are sure that we will travel and meet each other soon.

We know that all together we will win the pandemic fight.

Stay safe, see you soon!

Eventi e ambienti raffinati - Palazzo Viceconte

Quality Concerts and Exclusive Places: a Perfect Mixture

We really value our customers, that’s why we host exclusive and small musical events.
Furthermore, we want our events to be memorable and leave you wanting more.
We at Palazzo Viceconte have a pretty great handle on planning and setting them in the amazing decorated rooms of the hotel.

Music for People Appreciate Quality Concerts

We really love music and art and we want to share our passion with you.
Not only are our concerts exclusive but they also are for people who really appreciate the beauty of art.
For example, the performance of the “Septet” in E-flat major, Opus 20, by Ludwig van Beethoven was really touching and was appreciated by all the participants.
As well another successful performance was a concert which turned the double bass into the most virtuosic and melodic of instruments.

Rooms and Places

The open-air terrace and the richly decorated rooms are the best features of Palazzo Viceconte. Both inspire artists, create a sensitive environment and increase the musical performances.
People involved in these kinds of events know that they are part of unique experiences.

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A Comfortable Terrace and an Exclusive Courtyard in the Historic Centre of Matera

Do you know that sunshine is good for our health? Just five minutes basking in the sunshine is enough to make you feel happier and cheerful.
But, on the one hand, you need time and a place to stay outdoors and benefit from the advantages of sunshine, on the other hand, you need to make use of the sunshine in ideal quantities.
Palazzo Viceconte has outdoor spaces where you can enjoy the sun all year long.

Open-Air Terrace on Sassi: Sun and Drinks

Nestled on the rooftop, our open-air terrace is great, you can enjoy an incredible panorama on Sassi and on the Murgia charming natural landscape.
The terrace hosts a bar with a suitable atmosphere to relax and enjoy the health benefits of sunshine while drinking a delicious drink with a pleasant temperature.

An Outdoor Parking Courtyard

Held in the historic centre of Matera, Palazzo Viceconte is the only hotel having a private car parking area. The outdoor courtyard is our on-site parking, so you can drive to the hotel and leave your car.
Thanks to it we can properly welcome disabled people who easily can arrive and leave.

If you like travelling in autumn, we want you to notice it is the perfect time to visit Matera.

We are looking forward to seeing you, reserve your room.