Palazzo Gattini is an exquisite boutique hotel located in Piazza Duomo in the heart of Matera. This historical palace has been converted into a superb luxury hotel by the Italian interior designer and architect Ettore Mocchetti. The hotel maintains the original splendor of an aristocratic 18th-century palace yet, due to Mocchetti's extensive restoration, it possesses a distinct sense of modern flair.
The hotel's interiors are both rich and detailed. Every nuance has been carefully thought out; the lighting, the materials, and, most notably, the colors. The calm cream colors that decorate many of the 20 luxurious guestrooms and Suites have been meticulously calibrated to match the color s of the limestone that dominates the old city center. Each room has its own unique artistic style, and all are equipped with a separate sitting area and desk. Some Suites offer grand balconies where, at night, Matera's starlit beauty is, quite literally, within reach. Rooms also boast enormous bathtubs, theatrical lighting, lithographs by the 20th-century Spanish artist Juan Rafael Ortega and splashes of color in the dramatic, ten-foot long silk draperies by Dedar. Choosing the hotel's Deluxe Suite gives you access to a private pool and terrace overlooking a neighboring palace.
Palazzo Gattini features a prestigious wine bar located in the old wine cellars and a spectacular cheese room where the nobles used to age their cheese. Ristorante Don Matteo, situated in the palace's right wing, serves regional dishes that combine traditional Apulian cuisine with the flavors of the Lucania area. During the summer, you are invited to partake in an al fresco drink or two on the hotel's spacious rooftop terrace. With magnificent views of the historic al center and the famous Sassi, the rooftop terrace is an ideal place to relax or work on your tan.
The Palazzo Gattini Spa is located on the lowest floor of the palazzo and features a swimming pool, a heated saltwater whirlpool bath, a Finnish sauna and a steam bath. Soothing massages and invigorating beauty treatments can also be booked.
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