Check-in from  2pm  to 8pm* / Check-out up to 11am

We would be glad to know the estimate time of your arrival, above all if it’s before 2pm or after 8pm.

*LATE CHECK-INA surcharge of EUR 15 applies for arrivals after 8 pm. All requests for late arrival are subject to our confirmation. 

Palazzo degli Abati  is located in the Sassi, the UNESCO ancient historical area of Matera. We are located in the Sasso Barisano district, exactly in​ ​“Via San Pietro Barisano, 27“. Please find hereafter the coordinates for GPS tools: latitude/longitude 40.66902453266985, 16.609429121017456

We are one of the most easily reachable hotels in the Sassi,​ and you can easily get here by driving through Via Piave and then going down onto Via D’Addozio.

The Sassi are within a Restricted Traffic Area (ZTL – Zona a traffico limitato in Italian), and as our guest you can drive through it to reach our property just to ​drop off and load your luggage (you’ll be allowed to pass the ZTL just once for the check-in and once for the check-out); we just need the following details, such as:





5) APPROXIMATE HOUR or TIME SLOT OF ARRIVAL (from 10 am to 1 pm; from 1 pm to 3 pm; from 3 pm to 5 pm; from 5 pm to 8 pm)

This notice MUST be done as soon as possible, and any way  BEFORE your arrival . Palazzo degli Abati assumes no responsibility with regard to either late or wrong communication.

B E      C A R E F U L ! Pay attention to your navigator and avoid passing / go to Via Stigliani or Via San Biagio, or Via San Rocco, as it​’s​ the wrong way and these streets are all in a different ZTL, therefore you could get a fine. Unfortunately, many navigators suggest this way!​  We are one of the most easily reachable hotels in the Sassi,​ and you can easily get here by driving through Via D’Addozio, ​as you can see by clicking on ​the following DETAILED ROUTE

As our hotel is a “Scattered Hotel” the Rooms are distributed  and they can have a different access from the terrace of the Reception, so we suggest you to leave your luggage in the car, do not bring  them to the Reception for the check-in.


After the check-in and the drop off of your luggage, you will be asked to move your car out of the Sassi and parking outside the historical area, as the parking lots in all the Sassi area are just for residents in the Sassi area (“autorizzati”).  In any case, we inform you that you won’t need your car to visit the Sassi and the other most important tourist attractions as they are easily reachable on foot and the​ main part of them ​is in a pedestrian area.
We suggest 3 alternative options for parking after the check-in and drop off of the luggage:


— You can drive your car out of the Sassi/ZTL and search for a spot available at approximately 300 – 400 mts distance from the hotel (3/4 minutes walking). There are several free parking lots (with white lines) or parking lots at 0,50 cent per hour except by night (with blue lines). You can try to look for a parking lot for free in Via Pentasuglia, Via Santa Cesarea, Via Piave, or Via Volpe.

  2. MULTI -STOREY CAR PARK (unguarded)

— You can park by yourself in the multi-storey car park located in “Via Saragat” (phone number 800 629 057). The cost is € 0,50/hour (€ 12,00 per day-24h) and with a connection to the Sassi area with an urban shuttle (our nearest stop is called “Via D’Addozio / Sant’Agostino” “and it’s about 100 meters from us); the shuttle leaves every 30 minutes, from 8:30am to 8:30pm, and arrives in 8 minutes at our closest stop; you can consult the timetable of the “Linea Sassi” shuttle here:

  3. GUARDED PRIVATE  CAR PARK   WITH  CAR VALET/PICK UP   SERVICE (you can drive your car to our hotel and have it picked up directly from the hotel and parked into a private parking car park; they will bring back your car on the day of check-out). These car parks can be booked by us in advance.

—  car park by TA&CO  at a total cost of € 15 per night  (including parking and car valet service)

As our policy advises, your credit card will be pre-authorised and we would like to inform you that is not a pre-payment, but it’s just a check on the validity of the card; with the pre-authorisation we don’t take any deposit and it will automatically expire in​15/20 days. ​At the check-out you’ll be free to pay in the way you prefer, by closing/charging the pre-authorization, paying with another credit card or in cash. The hold of the pre-authorisation is the amount of the first night for the stays up to 3 days, and the 50% of the total amount for the stays from 4 days onwards.