-Important Information-

Check-in from  2pm*  to 8pm** / Check-out from 8am to 10:30am

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

*In case of arrival before 2 pm you can leave your luggage at the Reception and get a map and some info to start the tour of the city. We cannot guarantee the access to your room before 2pm, but,  if it’s logistically possible (as the room can be occupied by previous guests until 10:30am) and if we are promptly informed about the time of your early arrival, we can try to give cleanliness priority to your room.

* LATE CHECK-IN: we inform you that the Reception closes at 8pm, therefore, for late arrivals from 8pm to 10:30pm we offer the possibility to access the room by opening the access door (s) via pin code. In case of access to the room via pin code, an online check-in is required (to be done according to our instructions). On the contrary, for late check-in in the presence of our staff, with our Reception open on demand, there is a surcharge of €15. In both cases, late check-in after 11 pm is not allowed.

Palazzo degli Abati  is located in the Sassi, a UNESCO world heritage and a very ancient historical area of Matera.

Throughout the Sassi area there is a ZTL (LIMITED TRAFFIC ZONE), so access is NOT allowed to tourists’ cars, but only and exclusively to motorcycles, residents and authorized persons.

We suggest you the following 3 possibilities to reach our property and let you park your car (whichever solution you choose, the Sassi and the historic center can only be visited on foot, so you will not need a car during your stay)


 2. Parking in a MULTI -STOREY PUBLIC CAR PARK and get to the hotel by shuttle bus “Linea Sassi”

3) PARKING AT a GUARDED CAR PARK AND get to the hotel by using their TRANSFER at 20€ (or 14€) per night


  • HOW IT WORKS: we are lucky to be in a location very close to the ZTL gate of the Sassi, in Via D’Addozio, which is only 300m away from us. You can look for a parking space outside the entrance to the ZTL, on the street, and reach us on foot, descending from Via D’Addozio that is the entrance to the Sassi area. The streets just before the ZTL gate of the Sassi  with free parking are Via Pentasuglia, Via Santa Cesarea, Via Piave, Via Volpe, Via Gattini and Via Santo Stefano.
  • HOW MUCH IT COSTS: there are free or paid parking spaces (parking in blue lines, with parking meter, costs 0.50 cents per hour, except at night from 8:30pm to 8:30am and lunch break from 1:30pm to 4pm)
  • HOW TO GET TO US: once you have parked your car, walk down from Via D’Addozio, (where the ZTL dei Sassi begins) and you will almost immediately find yourself in front of the Church of Sant’Agostino; keep descending and you will arrive at the “Baccus” restaurant, right in front of the Church of Sant’Agostino.Once you have seen the “Baccus” restaurant sign, you will have to go down no more than 50 meters where you will find a small road on the right that goes up, while Via D’Addozio will continue to go down; take this small road to the right and at the end of this small road you’ll find us in the small square, just to the right of the Rock Church of San Pietro Barisano / Casa Cava)

 2. Parking in a MULTI -STOREY PUBLIC CAR PARK and get to the hotel by shuttle bus “Linea Sassi”

  • HOW IT WORKS: the “Saragat” multi-storey car park is located in via Saragat, (toll-free number 800 629 057), and has frequent connections with the Sassi via the “Linea Sassi” shuttle bus. The closest stop to us is called “Via D’Addozio-Sant’Agostino”. The shuttle bus runs every 30 or 15 minutes (depending on the time, with runs from 8:30 to 23:30) and arrives in 8 minutes at the closest stop to us; you can consult the shuttle timetables here: https://548474-1759947-raikfcquaxqncofqfm.stackpathdns.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/LINEA-SASSI.pdf
  • HOW MUCH IT COSTS: this parking costs € 0.50 per hour (daily cost of € 12), while the “Sassi Line” shuttle ticket costs € 0.80 per person each way; the ticket on the bus it costs € 1.50 per person.
  • HOW TO REACH US: once you get off at the stop in “Via D’Addozio-Sant’Agostino” and once you have the Church of Sant’Agostino behind you, you will find yourself in front of the “Baccus” restaurant (which is right in front of the Church of Sant ‘Augustine). At this point, once you have seen the Baccus sign, you will have to descend via D’Addozio for about 50 meters and then turn right where there is a narrow street that goes up, while Via D’Addozio will continue to go down; at the end of this small street we find ourselves in the small square, to the right of the Rock Church of San Pietro Barisano / Casa Cava.

3) PARKING AT a GUARDED CAR PARK AND get to the hotel by using their TRANSFER at 20€ (or 14€)* per night:

  • HOW IT WORKS: once you reach the car park with your car, you can use their free transfer from / to the hotel by a minivan with driver, which could be shared by other guests (even from other hotels) according to regulations in force anticovid. The “Ta & Co Parking”, mostly uncovered, with some covered parking spaces, is just outside Matera, about 12 minutes from the hotel. The service is active until 8 pm; for requests after 8 pm, confirmation from the car park is required.
  • HOW MUCH IT COSTS: The cost of this parking is € 20.00 per night. THE COURTESY SERVICE OF TRANSFER is included in the parking rate for check-in and check-out; further requests for transfer services outside of check-in and check-out require a supplement of € 5 for each round trip.
  • Only for direct bookings, or rather for all customers who book by mail (info@palazzodegliabati.it), by phone (+399835331333) or through our website, therefore without OTA intermediaries (such as booking.com, expedia.com, hotels.com, etc.) Palazzo degli Abati offers a 30% discount on the total cost of parking: eg. 14 € instead of 20 € for the first night, 28 € instead of 40€ for 2 nights, and so on)
  • HOW TO BOOK IT: Booking this car park is optional, but recommended in advance, although you can even decide on the day of arrival. To book parking with transfer to / from the hotel, you can contact us by calling us on +390835331333 or +393408467858, OR writing an sms / whatsapp to 3408467858 OR simply writing an email to info@palazzodegliabati.it with the following data: 1) PLATE; 2) CAR MODEL; 3) TIME OR TIME SLOT OF ARRIVAL (example: 10-13; 13-15, 15-17; 17-20)
  • WHERE IT IS AND HOW TO REACH IT: on Google Maps or Waze navigator you can write “Ta & Co autoparking”, Contrada Rondinelle, Matera. The TA&CO car park is on state road 99 (Altamura-Matera), Contrada Rondinelle, just outside Matera, within the area that also hosts “Grieco Caffè” and “Fishing Club Matera”. It is the same road that leads to the IPERCOOP shopping center coming from Matera, where you will have to take the road to “Santeramo Zona Commerciale 2” and follow the signs for “Ta & Co autoparking” and / or “Grieco Caffè”. Otherwise enter the following GPS coordinates on your navigator: 40.707581, 16.583151 (or 40 ° 42’27.3 ″ N 16 ° 34’59.3 ″ E). If you have problems reaching the car park, do not hesitate to contact us or contact the car park directly at +393471018256 or +393207113268.

As our policy advises, yourcredit cardwill bepre-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.