Staying in one of the Sassi’s cave hotels has become one of tourism's most exotic new experiences, allowing the traveller seeking new thrills, to lodge, at least temporarily, as a troglodyte, or "cave dweller". Only thing is, the caves are nothing like one would expect; these are immaculate uber modern rooms with state-of-the-art amenities, subterranean cisterns turned into soul refreshing spas, and balconies that look out onto a world from Paleolithic times.
One such hotel is the Hotel Basiliani.
Corte San Pietro is a unique and quietly elegant hotel, carved out of the limestone walls of the caves. It is at the same time primitive and modern, a paradox of sorts much the same as the very nature of Basilicata.....a land of contrasts.