Where we are
Palazzo Degli Abati is located in the Sasso Barisano and precisely in Via San Pietro Barisano, No. 27, easily reachable from Via Piave and Via Vincenzo 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
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.
ZTL (Restricted Traffic Area) The entire area of the Sassi is a Limited Traffic Area but our guests are allowed to access it for loading and unloading their luggage with a temporary pass. We’ll only need to know the licence plate number, the name of the owner/the rental company and the model of the car.
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 –
Palazzo degli Abati is located in the Sassi, the UNESCO ancient historical area of Matera.
We are one of the most easily reachable hotels in the Sassi, by following the streets Via Piave and then Via D’Addozio.
The Sassi are within a Restricted Traffic Area (ZTL – Zona a traffico limitato in Italian), but as our guest you can drive through it to reach our property: you’ll be allowed to pass the ZTL once for the check in and once for the check-out to load and unload you luggage.
Then, you’ll need to move your car out of the ancient town, called Sassi, to search for parking, cause the parking lots in the Sassi area are just for residents (“autorizzati”).
We usually suggest 3 alternative options for parking:
Option 1 – You can drive your car to the hotel for the unload of your luggage and then get out of the Sassi/ZTL and search for a parking lot available at approximately 300 – 400 mts distance from the hotel (3 – 4 minutes walking). There are free parking lots or parking lots at 0,70 cent per hour, except by night.
Option 2 – You can drive your car to the hotel for the unload of your luggage and then have your car picked up and parked into a private parking garage. This parking with the car valet can be reserved.
Option 3 – You can drive your car to the hotel for the unload of your luggage and then you can park by yourself in an undergroung garage about 400 mt far from our hotel (6 minutes walking). This park car can not be booked.
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.
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 €.
- From Bari to Matera:
Take the railcar in the Ferrovie Appulo-Lucane railway station, adjacent to Bari Central Train Station. The ticket office is located on the first floor of the station. Tickets cost € 4 and the trip takes about 90 minutes. Be careful not to lose the Matera Central Station (Matera Central in Piazza della Visitazione), because there is no signal at the station (check timetable and select the optionon “treno”).
- From Rome to Ferrandina-Pomarico-Miglionico
From Rome to Ferrandina-Pomarico-Miglionico, you can use the Intercity (IC) of the State Railways. It takes 5 hours and 30 minutes. From the bus stop Ferrandina Scalo, it takes 35 minutes by bus to Matera. The bus service runs only on weekdays. Bus timetables can be found on the website of appulo Lucan-FAL railways. The arrival station is Central Station Matera in Piazza della Visitazione.
- From Rome to Matera with Italo
All of the following buses stop at the station Villalongo Matera, at 2.2 km far from our hotel and in this case we advise you to travel by taxi for about 10€ (we can book it for you).
– Autolinee Marino
To / from the following cities: Naples, Perugia, Torino, Bologna and Milan
– Autolinee Marozzi
To / from Siena, Florence, Pisa and Rome
– FAL Matera-Bari
About 5 buses a day, from Bari to Matera (Piazza Matteotti).
– Autolinee Liscio
To / from Rome Tiburtina bus terminal
To/from Lecce, Brindisi, Taranto, Potenza, Salerno, Naples, Caserta
To/from Naples, Bari, Padova, Venice, Bologna, Rimini, Pescara, Altamura, Taranto, Andria, Rome, Terni, Frosinone, Benevento, Orte
WALKING FROM THE RAILWAY STATION AND / OR THE BUS TERMINAL
From the bus terminal we recommend this WAY from Piazza Matteotti (800 mt).
From the station of the FAL (Ferrovie Appulo Lucane) and the stop of the bus Italo we recommend this WAY on foot from Piazza della Visitatione (850 mt).