Gay vacations Palazzo Gattini

Palazzo Gattini

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Palazzo Gattini is located in Matera’s most exclusive district, perched over the city in the shadow of the cathedral. It’s where the aristocracy built their homes during the Renaissance. You’ll be greeted with panoramic views of the Sassi cave dwellings down below. The caves of this ancient city have been inhabited since the Stone Age. Matera gives you a glimpse of how cities looked in the distant past. Check out our Matera guide to find out more about the city’s long history.

This hotel was the 17th-century home of the Gattini Counts. Expect limestone walls and vaulted ceiling. You can enjoy excellent views from the roof garden. Matera is packed with history so it’s fitting to stay in such a historic residence. It also boasts the best spa in town.

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  • Historic 17th-century home of the Gattini Counts
  • Stunning panoramic views of the Sassi
  • Top spa in Matera

LGBTQ+ Italians enjoy a host of equality and anti-discrimination laws. However, same-sex couples are not able to adopt children together, and the country recently elected an anti-LGBTQ+ government. Italy is a very religious country, but the major cities are all home to vibrant gay scenes.

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This hotel allows you to experience the limestones dwellings of Matera in style. Some of the rooms have the vaulted ceilings which really create a sense of space and drama. Others come with frescoes and private balconies. You can also upgrade to the rooftop suite with a private pool.

All rooms at Palazzo Gattini have silk curtains, elegant furnishings and ‘mazzaro’ stone bathrooms. It’s like stepping back in time with the convenience of fast broadband and LCD TV.

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The in-house Le Bubbole restaurant serves classic Basilicata cuisine You can opt for a sharing board of regional delicacies. The Dolomite lamb is a real standout. Breakfast is served in the wine cellars. You can enjoy a drink from the stunning rooftop bar.

The underground spa calls to mind the Roman baths of antiquity. You can try the zero gravity “floating pool.” Massage and beauty treatments are also on offer.

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