La Suite nei Sassi di Matera
The Scala Suite holiday home is located in the Sassi of Matera in via Ponte San Pietro Caveoso 4, a few steps from via Bruno Buozzi, the only driveway of the Sassi di Matera. It is possible to reach La Scala Suite by walking through one of the entrances from the historical center to Piazza San Pietro Caveoso, it is easily reachable from the arch on the right of the Conservatory in Piazza del Sedile.
La Scala Suite is immersed in the magical scenery of the Sassi di Matera where looking in every direction you can see landscapes and glimpses that retain their unique charm, where the rock context blends with the millennial history of man in these places.
The apartment is very close to Piazza San Pietro Caveoso a large square that offers a picturesque view of the great canyon that runs along the ancient districts of Matera and the spectacular rocky outcrop of the Idris that overlooks it. On this square overlooks the church of the SS. Peter and Paul known by many as San Pietro Caveoso. This building, although externally showing a Baroque façade, was built in 1218 and is antecedent to the Cathedral of Matera. Due to its considerable size it is considered one of the main churches of Matera. The church and the annexed oratory stand on a rocky promontory located opposite the archaeological complex of Murgia Timone. The monastic complex is perched on the ravine and dominates a meander of the Gravina stream that flows its feet.
The Idris is a calcarenitic wreck left by the Gravina di Matera torrent inside the limestone rock during the erosive phases. It is a rocky spur that houses inside two important rock churches, the church of San Giovanni in Monterrone and the church of the Madonna dell’Idris. The attribution of the name is thought to be linked to the presence of some water containers called Hidre present inside the church. This rock with the two churches inside is certainly one of the places to visit in the Sassi di Matera, from here you can see the Park of the rock churches and its enchanting Murgia landscape as well as a large portion of the Sasso Barisano at the foot of the Civita.