All over Italy backward-looking, forward-thinking hoteliers have turned their design savvy on tiny, old abandoned villages, transforming them into a new breed of accommodation. One such hamlet is in Matera, formerly one of the country's poorest regions where enterprising peasants didn't build up, they dug in, carving their homes right out of the mountain stone. As often happens, the underground has gone mainstream, and these abodes have been reimagined as the stylish suites of Le Grotte della Civita. There's just something so exquisite about their austerity. Bathed in candlelight, with Philippe Starck soaking tubs, they're the perfect hidey-holes for a honeymoon.
Cave dwelling has never been so romanticPosted by Kelly Lack
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