Masseria Fontana di Vite

c.da Fontana di Vite snc, Borgo Venusio, Matera, Italy
Borgo Venusio
13 Rooms
Contemporary Classic & Secluded
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MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

Italian farmhouse hotels come in a variety of styles, from the classic pastel Tuscan variety to something like the Masseria Fontana di Vite, its sun-bleached stone exteriors exhibiting an almost Moorish profile against the rough landscape of Basilicata. It’s set in the hills outside Matera, the famous cave city, and its name, which translates as something like “Fountain of Life,” refers to a legendary nearby spring — precious indeed in these dry latitudes.

The original building dates back to the 18th century, with expansions in the very early 20th, but it’s only after a 2014 renovation that Fontana di Vite became the luxury boutique hotel you see here today. In classic Italian style its interiors mix modern and antique elements with no regard for consistency; ultra-modern bathrooms are attached to bedrooms that lie beneath weathered stone vaults. Some are set in the original farmhouse, others in outlying village houses.

And the hotel’s restaurant, beneath its own vaulted ceilings, is a thoroughly contemporary affair. Here at the border of Basilicata and Puglia it’s got a wealth of Southern Italian culinary tradition to draw from, and the spirit is one of abundance — which goes not just for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but for aperitivi and local Southern wines as well.

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Masseria Fontana di Vite
c.da Fontana di Vite snc, Borgo Venusio, Matera, Italy
Borgo Venusio

Amenities & Services

  • Free wi-fi
  • Free parking
  • Off street parking
  • Bar
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool (seasonal)
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Jacuzzi
  • Yoga
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Doctor on call
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Garden
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Wake-up service
  • Wood burning fireplace
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Business center
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Cribs (subject to availability)
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Shuttle service
  • Designated smoking area

Need to Know

  • Prices listed are for 1 or 2 persons maximum. Extra beds are available for an additional guest at EUR 50 per night.
  • Eligible Plus reservations: Welcome amenities may be delivered to your room after you check in. A “Do Not Disturb” status may impact the delivery of these amenities.
Check in: 15:00
Check out: 11:00

Credit cards accepted

Sustainability Measures and Certifications

We ask every hotel in our selection how they are working to make a positive impact on the planet and in their community. This hotel has confirmed the following measures are in place.
Guest Rooms and Public Spaces
  • Uses renewable energy
  • Uses energy-efficient heating and cooling
  • Cleans with eco-friendly products
  • Stocks eco-friendly shampoo and soap
  • No single-use plastic straws
  • Sources produce from local farms
  • Creates seasonal menus from locally sourced produce
  • Offers vegan menu options
  • Reduces food waste
Community and Environment
  • Purchases from locally owned businesses
  • Hires locally with fair wages, benefits, and advancement
  • Actively supports the needs of the local community
  • Restores and protects natural ecosystems and wildlife
  • Measures and reduces water waste

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