Ancient cave hotel
Location: Matera, Basilicata, Italy
Cost: From $140 per night
They're not kidding: This hotel is a series of caves.
The entire town of Basilicata is a stone-hewn UNESCO World Heritage site featuring Byzantine Empire churches dug into the rock. The hotel, meanwhile, feature cave rooms with spare minimalist furnishings, but with bathtubs dug out near fireplaces beneath carved stone walls and vaulted archways.
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So what do you do in a place that served as a backdrop for Passion Of The Christ? You can tour the churches, hike and bike your way around the ruins of ancient villages or explore nearby wildlife reserves.