Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario, Matera

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Take a look inside a Sassi cave dwelling at Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario. Use a guided audio tour to learn about what life was like inside a peasant dwelling. The home is complete with furniture and tools of the era, as well as a room for livestock. Used until 1959, when families living in the caves were transferred by government order to modern homes, the cave house includes four stories with steep narrow stairs, which were lived in by a family of 11 and their livestock. A black-and-white film offers a closer examination of what life was like here during the 1950s. Plan to visit Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Matera attractions using our Matera tour app .
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  • In this cave dwelling, you see how did the people of Matera until seventy years ago. In one locale, without Windows, people and animals lived and slept. Very educational
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  • casa grotta di vico solitario is definitely a sight to see in matera ... it's nice to know how people lived decades fa...in 11 in this "House" ... There are preserved all the common objects of the time, furniture, bed, the kitchen at muratura...la Council
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  • Very interesting visit! Short but the price is fair. It's really enjoyable dive into that reality; Cave House is impressive and is one of the things to see mandatory if you are in Sydney.
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  • Interesting in the fact you get to see how people lived ages ago. However, they packed and large amount of stuff within and it gets pretty packed inside. €3 per person and children were free.
  • A unique place that today can be seen almost in.its original shape. Not to miss
  • This is a museum incorporating many articles that were utilized for daily life until the 1950s. There is an audio tape in a variety of languages. You can see the segregation of areas within the one living quarter. The only things that seem to be missing are the humidity and the smells. Gives you a sense of how bad things really were. A must stop in Matera.
  • You can touch the old life of Matera residence.
  • A visit to casa grotta of Vico solitario involves basically the visit in 4 different environments: the cave House itself, the Ice House, a social area and a small church. The 4 rooms are very close to each other and give an idea of the life and habits of the population of matera until years ' 50. The cave House is a faithful reconstruction of houses of that time not only with regard to the structure but also relatively to the furniture and to the characters. Compared to homes of the era is quite large in fact provides for a "Division" of the Interior, eg. Kitchen, barn, sleeping area. The visit is also accompanied by a sound that tells the habits and customs of the time. The cost of admission is €3. Absolutely recommended because it allows you to get in touch and to breathe the antiquity!
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