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.


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.



Palazzo degli Abati  is located in the Sassi, the UNESCO ancient historical area of Matera. 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“.

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 (such as taxis, NCC, disabled people and the owners of some commercial activities).


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)1. FREE  PARKING  BY  ROAD and COMING TO THE HOTEL ON FOOT 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€ per night (or 15€)*


  • 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 of the ZTL (Traffic Limited Area), on the street, and reach us on foot, descending from Via D’Addozio. The streets just before the ZTL gate of the Sassi  with free parking (white lines) are: Via Pentasuglia, Via Santa Cesarea, Via Piave, Via Volpe, Via Gattini and Via Santo Stefano. 
  • HOW MUCH IT COSTS: there are free parking slots (white lines) or paid parking spaces (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:
  • 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 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 15€)* per night:

  • HOW IT WORKS: once you reach the car park with your car, you can get to our property by using their transfer by minivan according to regulations in force anticovid (please notice that the minivan could be shared by other guests, even from other hotels).  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, and there will be a surcharge of 5€.
  • HOW MUCH IT COSTS: The cost of this parking is € 20.00 per night or 15€**. The 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. *As mentioned above, there is a surcharge of 5€ both for early pick up before 8 am and late arrival after 8 pm.
  • **Only for direct bookings the cost of the parking is 15€ per night, instead of 20€. For all customers who book directly by mail (at [email protected]), by phone (+399835331333) or through our website, therefore without OTA intermediaries (such as,,, etc.) Palazzo degli Abati pays part of the parking rate offering you a discount of 5€ per night: eg. 15€ instead of 20 € for the first night, 30 € instead of 40€ for 2 nights, and so on) To book directly with us and cancel a reservation already made on OTA (booking, expedia,, etc.) contact us at +390835331333 or write us an email at [email protected] from your mailbox. In addition to advantages on the parking rate, you will also have a discount on the room price!

  • 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 +393408467858 OR simply writing an email to [email protected] 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 – Borgo Venusio” 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.




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 €.