Portraits of real people who lives for Matera

Casa Diva is an historic manor house located on the border line which separates the Civita, the aristocratic unit of the Sassi, Unesco World Heritage site of ancient tufa areas, from the city center.
In order to celebrate the evolution of the urban and social texture represented by this elegant building, the Divella’s family has decided to celebrate in its building some unreleased stories who hand down the singularity of the community of Matera. The professional team who leads the works is made of designers, graphic designers and communication managers, all directed by the architect Mattia Antonio Acito

Casa Diva is the perfect place where stories and characters merge to describe a different Matera, the one you will not find in books, the one the tour operators will not tell you about, the one that survived the transformation of the world and turned it in its own image becoming European Capital of Culture 2019.
You will experience the stories of people who transformed their humility into richness, their unceasing work and their business intuition into a growth model, their lives into an extreme love message, their private dream of a fair society into a common claim, people who used their art to explain a difficult but fulfilling reality.
At Casa Diva the past lives again in the present making you witnesses of the future of our beautiful city and spokesmen of small stories which made Matera a big city.

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breakfast room, movie theater
and panoramic terrace

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Casa Diva opens its doors to guests by proposing a tourist experience that will turn into a life experience. The building itself, in fact, will tell stories belonging to the past or to current days of Matera, with a contemporary, innovative attitude and the help of common use technologies, such as QR code.
Casa Diva will give guests the guest the opportunity to choose alternative ways of visiting Matera and its surroundings, beyond the usual tourist itineraries, so that guests may become temporary, cultural inhabitants by getting in touch with the soul of the city, told by its people in an extraordinary place and time.