Il Geco Rione Malve
Welcome to Matera a work of art that is unique in the world
The three apartments “Il Geco” are immersed in the beautiful historical backdrop of RioneMalve, one of the oldest neighborhoods of the SassoCaveoso, where it’s possible to live in a typical cave habitat which gave origin to the life of man, in the rugged territory of rock called “tufa”.
For us, it’s an honor to have you experience theindescribable charm of a city that’s out of the ordinary. In this spirit, we try to keep the essence and the style of the customary houses without too many luxuries and frills.
... Just you and centuries of history
What guests love
Se volete visitare Matera .....siete nel posto giusto per soggiornare.
La camera dove abbiamo soggiornato era fantastica, ma ci ha sorpreso di più la ospitalità di Daniela. Ci ha messo a disposizione qualsiasi cosa per rendere il nostro soggiorno veramente confortevole ed unico. Ci siamo sentiti come a casa nostra. Grazie Daniela torneremo presto ma per un po' più di giorni.
Ospitalità di altri tempi
Non ho parole per ringraziare la proprietaria Daniela ed il Marito per la squisita ospitalita' nel loro B&B. Tutto perfetto, dalla pulizia al mangiare , dalla posizione delle camere alle informazioni turistiche ricevute. Consigliatissimo per chi va a Matera e si vuole godere sia il relax nel B&B sia la vicinanza ai luoghi turistici da visitare. Posizione strategica , via principale piena di bar, ristoranti, forno etc.. La macchina si puo' lasciare poco lontano in parcheggio gratuito. Grazie ancora... ci ritorneremo.
Pernottamento nel cuore dei " Sassi di Matera"
Struttura veramente ottima ubicata nel cuore dei Sassi di Matera gestita in maniera perfetta da Daniela che con la sua cura ed attenzione non fa mancare niente ai suoi ospiti. Ambienti con profumo di pulizia confort di ogni genere e colazione varia incredibilmente completa. Al mattino poi apri gli infissi e sei nei "sassi" con uno spettacolo panoramico veramente unico. Sicuramente struttura da consigliare
«A Beautiful Gem in an Ancient Historic Town»
This was a small but exceedingly beautiful studio apartment in a building built in 1707. The town of Matera is the real reason for coming here and the apartment is in the center of it. We easily walked all over town. The "historical map route" goes right by the apartment.
Wanderer (Stati Uniti)
Perfect place with perfect hosts to experience an exceptional town!
We stayed in many, many lovely places with wonderful. welcoming hosts over our 1 month in Italy, but Il Geco was our favorite. It was exceptional to stay in an authentic, but very comfortable, and well appointed iconic, historic sassi in Matera. Matera has a truly fascinating history (with 9,000 years of continuous settlement); Il Geco is in the perfect location to experience it. Matera exceeded my expectations; it is so much more than seeing where people lived in dug out caves. I loved it! And I loved that we could stay somewhere that made me feel something of that history. I loved our little garden entrance off a narrow passage, as well as our "cave" bedroom. Every need was provided for; the toiletries way exceeded anything you would receive in a hotel. The kitchen and refrigerator was over-stocked! A cooked breakfast was not provided, but the frig and pantry held everything you could want to make your own, including an excellent espresso machine (complete with plenty of coffee pods and by the way...the machine was much better than a nepresso)! Michele, our host also provided numerous presents to add to our pleasure, fresh cakes and bread, pasta and typical soup beans to take home, as well as a fresh foccacia for our first afternoon. Michele and daniella could not have made us feel more welcome!
Nicolette , (US)
Green, Blue or Yellow: choose the color of your holiday
The apartments are inside a typical house called "palazziata" of the Sassi of Matera, or rather an apartment in a hypogeum or natural cave with a barrel vault and rainwater cistern "Il GecoVerde" (green) and on the upper floor two apartment built in tufa blocks one with a pointed vault "Il Geco Blu" (blue) and one with a barrel vault "il Geco Giallo" .
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Prices and Conditions
|PERIOD||PRICE (per room per night)|
|Low season||From 90-110*|
|High season||From 110-140*|
|* Excluding Bank Holidays, New Year’s and Epiphany
Rates include VAT
Town tax and tourist tax of Matera not included, euro 2,00 per person per day
from 14 years of age for the first three days, to pay upon arrival
In case of cancellation up to 15 days before your date of arrival there is no charge.
From the 14th day before the date of arrival or in case of no show or early departure the penalty is equal to 100% of the amount of the stay.
We do not have a reception on the premises, but we are always available 24/24h.
Please notify your arrival time because we usually aren’t on the premises and we would prefer to organize at best your check-in and avoid useless waits.
At check-in the keys will be handed over to offer maximum freedom of access of the premises at any time.
Check-in is carried out from 13:00 to 18:00. After 18:00 an agreed arrangement is necessary. We also offer the possibility for late check-in after 22:00. (At an extra charge of euro 20,00).
With us, you can check-in 24/24h
Pets are not allowed.
Discover our apartments in Matera
From our apartments you can easily visit on foot all the wonders of the UNESCO World Heritage city since 1993 and the next European Capital of Culture for 2019: Madonna de Idris, Santa Lucia to Malve, San Pietro Caveoso and overlooking the river Gravina are only some of the nearest, but also Ridola Museum, Palazzo Lanfranchi, Cathedral, MUSMA and Casa Noha are just a few minutes away.
services on request
Fresh flowers in apartment
A bottle of wine in the apartment
The surroundings of ‘Il Geco’
Forno Martino (Bakery) 0km
Altieri Coffee 0km
Morgan Restaurant Pizzeria 0km
L’Abbondanza Lucana 0km
La Lopa 0km
La Latteria 0,2km
Restaurant Francesca 0,2km
Area 8 0,2km
Bar Keiv 0,2km
Supermarket Superemme 0,3km
Pharmacy Motta 0,3km
Restaurant Vitantonio Lombardo 0,5km
How to reach us
In car or motorcycle
From the Tyrrhenian coast
Take the Salerno-Reggio Calabria highway. Follow the signs for Potenza. Then continue for Metaponto along the SS 407 “Basentana” until you see signs for Matera near Ferrandina Scalo.
From the Adriatic coast
Take the Bologna-Taranto highway to exit Bari Nord. Continue through the industrial zone, to Altamura-Matera, that is the SS 96 and then the SS 99, construction to be completed.
From Calabria and Sicily
Take highway Reggio Calabria-Salerno. Exit at Sibari and take the SS 106 Jonica to Taranto. Take the exit Matera, near Metaponto.
The most comfortable road foresees passing Taranto and taking the SS 106 Jonica until exit Matera near Metaponto.
In the area of the Sassi, it is not allowed for non-residents to park, it is therefore recommended to park your car at the multi-level car park in via Pasquale Vena, approx. 300m from our premises or in the various free parking spaces nearby.
The nearest airport is Bari Palese, just 60 Km approximately.
Bari Palese is connected with the major Italian cities such as Milan, Rome, Verona, Turin, Venice, Trapani, Bergamo, Bologna also with international destinations such as London (Stanstead and Gatwick), Paris,
Barcelona, Brussels, Cologne, Bucharest, Tirana, Stuttgart, Munich, Timisoara.
The airlines concerned are among others are: British Airways, Lufthansa, MyAir, Ryan Air, Hapag Lloyd, AirOne, Club Air.
The timetables and flights are available on the website: www.seap-puglia.it
Due to insufficient railways, there are various solutions. The Marino bus services link Matera to Milan, Ancona, Bologna, Chianciano, Fiuggi, Naples, Novara, Parma, Reggio Emilia, Sassuolo and Urbino, in addition to numerous foreign cities. For information call 080 3112335.
Autolinee Marozzi connects to the cities of Rome, Florence, Pisa and Siena. There are usually two trips, by day and at night. For Rome the duration is approximately seven hours.
For more information visit the Websites: Marozzi and smooth.