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Stay at the Relais Villa San Martino and visit Matera

You have now found the hotel you were looking for near Matera, the 2019 Capital of Culture.

On the 19th January, a very special year for Matera officially begins as the town has been crowned “European Capital of Culture 2019.” For the following 50 weeks there will be a succession of events, conferences, workshops, exhibitions and activities that will attract thousands of tourists.

From amongst the hotels that are close to Matera, the Relais Villa San Martino is undoubtedly an excellent choice not only for participating in the programme of events that have been scheduled in the capital of culture but also as a base for visiting the beauties of the surrounding area. Martina Franca is actually quite strategically situated as it is nestled between Puglia and Basilicata. From here, with a short car journey, you can easily reach two UNESCO World Heritages Sites: Alberobello and Matera as well as some of the beautiful coastal towns such as Polignano a Mare. You can also explore the picturesque towns of Lecce or Ostuni or lose yourself in the enchanting countryside and villages of Basilicata.

The Relais is about an hour from Matera and is equipped with rooms and suites that are ready and waiting to welcome couples, families or groups of friends who will also be able to enjoy our wellness centre, our swimming pool and restaurant.

The themes that are being featured in the 2019 calendar for the Capital of Culture will be:

  1. The Distant Future
  2. Continuity and Divisions
  3. Reflections and Connections
  4. Utopia and Dystopia
  5. Roots and Journeys

At the Relais Villa San Martino you will find all the information you might need when visiting Matera in this very special year: maps, programmes of events, brochures and a concierge service that is always ready to assist and advise you on how to personalise your holiday in Matera, the European Capital of Culture 2019.

Discover the “Matera Experience” package which includes a tour of your choice among the 4 itineraries studied by the resort including car or minivan triansfer, insurance, entrance tickets to places of interest and guide in Italian and English.

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