The February 2018 Hideaway Report follows Andrew Harper’s travels to Basilicata, one of Italy's best-kept secrets. Our editors found four new stunning hotels to recommend there. Read more about the additions below.
Hotel Torre Fiore is a relaxed family-owned country house hotel set on a former fortified farm complex and comprised of a 16th-century watchtower and 13 guest studios surrounding an infinity pool. All individually decorated lodgings offer beautiful views of the distant Ionian Sea and feature a contemporary style that tastefully combines modern furnishings with antiques. Read more about Hotel Torre Fiore's indoor-outdoor restaurant along with nightly rates.
This luxurious 20-room hotel is situated in an 18th-century palace overlooking the duomo. Many of the traditionally styled rooms feature frescoed ceilings, limestone floors and baths with showers and separate tubs; one suite includes a private outdoor plunge pool. Read more about about the Palazzo Gattini, including its restaurant and the best room to request.
This strikingly beautiful country hotel in a 19th-century mansion is located in the amiable small town of Bernalda, 40 minutes south of Matera. Owned by Francis Ford Coppola, the property comprises nine individually decorated rooms, sumptuous sitting rooms, a screening room, beautiful walled gardens and a swimming pool. Learn more about Palazzo Margherita and the exceptionally comfortable suite designed in collaboration with Sofia Coppola.
Dramatic cave hotel owned by Swedish-Italian architect Daniele Kihlgren that offers a curated experience of cave living in the charming town of Matera. Common areas include a candlelit reception area and the Cripta della Civita, an ancient church restored to retain original features. The 18 guest accommodations, each in their own grotto, preserve the authentic rusticity. Discover more about the unique features of each grotto at Le Grotte della Civita.