We were lucky enough to visit Matera, Italy last year, where we enjoyed the most wonderful stay in the Sassi Caves at Le Grotte della Civita. These stone-age caves have been beautifully restored by philanthropist Daniele Kihlgren and were the perfect base to explore the village and network of rock formations and caves.
We were served a breakfast of local produce in an ancient church and spent our evenings listening to opera singers practicing as voices echoed hauntingly around the landscape. We took our eight-month-old son and he traveled on his father’s back as we walked in the warm sun. The views were just incredible!