A noble palace in the heart of Matera
The Hotel Palazzo Viceconte is a noble palace that dates back to the 16th century. It boasts a well-preserved 18th-century courtyard, period furnishings and a monumental staircase leading to the main floor halls, decorated with paintings from the 17th to the 20th century.
It stands on what was once the square of ancient Matera, in the heart of the Civita. In Roman times, and then during the Byzantine, Lombard, Arab and Norman eras, this was the city’s main meeting place. It is located on Via San Potito, just off Piazza Duomo, home to Matera Cathedral.
The core of the palace was built in the 16th century by the descendants of Nicola Venusio, who arrived in Matera a century earlier during the Sultan’s siege of Otranto. The Chapel of the Madonna dei Sette Dolori, the façade and other rooms were later added to the main building, creating the central courtyard. Its current owners, the Viceconte family, restored the building in the 1990s.
From the panoramic terrace, where there is a covered bar, you can enjoy splendid views of the Sassi of Matera and the Murgia Park. Parties, receptions, plays and concerts are held in the Court.