La Dimora di Metello, welcome to southern Italy

The setting is an exceptional one; Sassi di Matera, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1993.

Dimora di Metello, a guesthouse in the heart of Matera, gives a taste of southern Italy's warm welcome while striking a fine balance between tradition and modernity. The furnishings – in light hues and with a modern design – create a pleasant contrast with the spaces carved directly out of the tuffaceous rock. Rigor and elegance, rawness and comfort are the characterizing elements of this project by Manca Studio.

How to call a room with almost 5-foot ceilings and made of ancient tuff, home.

photos: Pierangelo Laterza


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