Man Transforms Decaying Cave into One of the World’s Must-See Tourist Spots
His name is Daniele Kihlgren, a Swedish-Italian entrepreneur. He came across an impressive yet decaying cave system in the village of Matera, Italy. He felt an electric shock when he saw it and decided to do something that’s amazing.
The result is an amazing one of a kind hotel called the Sextantio Le Grotte Della Civita — a rustic-yet-contemporary hotel with breathtakingly stunning views that seem to come straight out of Medieval history. It’s a wonderful getaway that guests won’t ever forget.
In 1999, Daniele was riding on his motorbike when he saw a village with the houses falling into advanced disrepair..
What he did next, especially to the old cave system, is now well known.
He hired the locals to restore the village bit by bit, and built the Sextantio Le Grotte Della Civita with 18 cozy rooms.
All of the rooms blend perfectly with the old design with modern furnishings.
The cave dwellings were once homes to peasants and monks for most of their 2,500-year history.
But for many years, the caves had become a dump site and hideout for drug users.
Thanks to Daniele, the whole village has now come back to life.
He wants everything to be as authentic to its roots as possible, so indoor decoration is minimal.
The result is a beautiful blend of the old and the new.
He wants it that way.
It offers guests and those who are inclined to anthropology a unique and completely exhilarating experience.
This is a place you want to be someday.