Where we are

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“.  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.

Our hotel can be reached easily by car for loading and unloading luggage, and in the immediate surroundings you can find restaurants, pizzerias, pubs and cafes; our hotel is surrounded by many interesting sites of the city: the church of San Pietro Barisano, the ex dug quarry now auditorium  Casa Cava,  the gardens and the Church of St. Augustine; the Cathedral is literally in front of us and after a 5-minute walking you can reach the main square of Matera (Piazza Vittorio Veneto), always pleasantly busy until late.
The coordinates for GPS devices are as follows: latitude / longitude 40.66902453266985, 16.609429121017456 (Google Maps e OpenStreetMap).

HOW TO REACH US

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BY CAR/MOTORBIKE

If you arrive by car or motorcycle, from any direction, take the exit Matera 2 -Centro- follow the signs to the center and then to the Sassi. The Sassi have two driveways: Via D’Addozio and Via Bruno Buozzi. Our structure can be reached more easily from the Via D’Addozio. This is located near the Villa Comunale, along Via Piave. Immediately upon entering the Sasso Barisano from Via D’Addozio, shortly after the Church of St. Augustine, on the right there is Via San Pietro Barisano. We are in a little square: you can not miss us. Our exact address is Via San Pietro Barisano n27. If the navigation system has difficulties you can set Via D’Addozio. Our way is going down the right, clearly visible.

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From the Adriatic coast: take the Bologna-Taranto highway until Bari North. Follow the directions to Altamura – Matera along the SS 99.
From the Tyrrhenian coast: take the Salerno – Reggio Calabria, exit at Sicignano degli Alburni. Continue up to Potenza, and then to Metaponto along the SS 407 called “Basentana” until you see the signals for Matera.

 

PARKING

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 your car details, such as: 1)NUMBER PLATE;   2) MODEL AND BRAND;    3) HOLDER’S NAME/CAR RENTAL’S NAME

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:

  1.FREE  PARKING  BY  ROAD

— 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 PARKS (unguarded)

— You can park by yourself in the underground car park “Parcheggio Fornaci”, located in Piazza Cesare Firrao/Vico Fornaci, about 450 mt far from our hotel (6 minutes walking from us). The cost is € 0,50/hour (€ 12,00 per day-24h).  The parking lots can not be reserved though.​

— 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: http://www.miccolis-spa.it/download/Matera/Altre/linea-sassi.pdf

  3. PRIVATE GUARDED CAR PARKS  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  at a daily cost of € 15  (for both parking and car valet service);

—  garage  at a daily cost of € 20 (except in the months of July and August,when the price increases up to 25€ per day) until 2 pm of the day after.

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BY PLANE

The closest airports are the International Airport of Bari Palese “Karol Wojtyla” (about 60 km), the Brindisi Airport (about 150 km), the international airport of Naples Capodichino (about 250 km), the airport of Lamezia Terme (about 250 km) and the airports of  Rome, Ciampino and Fiumicino (about 450 km).

From Bari Palese (about an hour from Matera) you can:

  • hire a car from the airport and take the SS 96 towards Altamura and then the SS 99 to Matera
  • take the shuttle bus from the airport that goes to  Piazza Matteotti (download timetable and prices)
  • go by train to the Bari Centrale Station (check times) and from there take the railcar to Matera Centrale from the Bari FAL station (Ferrovie Appulo-Lucane) at its side (check timetable and select the optionon “treno”).
  • use our private transfer (shuttle or taxi) at a cost of 65/75 €.