Ancient house in the rock, once the home of a magician. Restored respecting the original architecture but with all the modern conveniences. Positioned in the center of Castelmezzano, listed as one of the most beautiful towns in Italy and home to the famous 'Angel Flight': http: // www. volodellangelo. com / index. asp?site = eng
For his original architectural features, the house is reported as a tourist attraction by the guide 'Lonely Planet'.
Built entirely by hand in the rock, was formerly the home of a wizard, as indicated by a plaque at the entrance of the City. From the gate, you enter by climbing stairs carved into the rock. You enter a first room with two windows, floor rock, ceiling with wooden beams and a cave in the rock with a kitchen and dining table. The kitchen has all the necessary equipment, oven, refrigerator, and various. Here is the old stone fireplace, usable. Then it leads to a large living room with balcony, hardwood floors and ceiling with wooden beams, where you can watch television (including NETFLIX subscription channels, with the possibility of watching movies and TV series), music (stereo with CD collection to disposition and ability to connect your smartphone). There is an armchair and a comfortable sofa bed which can sleep two people. The room has a second fireplace modern, this can be used. Passing under an archway leads to a small cave with a double bed, a really unique place in which to sleep! The bathroom is located in the stairs, inside the property, for the exclusive use of the dwelling (see photos).
Guests have access to the entire house: the kitchen, the living room, the bedroom and the bathroom in the rock, located on the stairs but for the exclusive use of the dwelling. The two chimneys are working properly and can be used (wood available). Available all the tools for cooking and eating, fridge, oven, blender, squeezer and various tools. Possibility of using satellite television, stereo / radio with CD player and ability to connect your smartphone, dvd player and Xbox 1 with collection of games, hair dryer, iron. No smoking inside the house but you can smoke on the balcony. Prohibition to bring pets.
The owner or his delegate, is to welcome guests and to provide guidance on living and can be contacted for any need.
The 'House of the Magician' is positioned in the center of Castelmezzano, in the main street, just after the church square. It 'the perfect spot to make the famous' Flying Angel' between Castelmezzano and Pietrapertosa. The two countries are also connected by a beautiful, easy excursion and, recently, also a fantastic via ferrata (to do with proper equipment and experience). Possible activities include: hiking, exploring food and wine; cycling and mountain biking; climbing (wall units in Castelmezzano and Pietrapertosa).
Castelmezzano is a great base for exploring Basilicata, in particular, in addition to the Lucanian Dolomites, the city of Matera, European Capital of Culture, the area of Vulture and the Pollino National Park. The owner of the house can give you all the information about it. The best way to get around is by car. However, Castelmezzano is connected to power with a public bus.
Things to highlight: where is the bathroom? The house is an old troglodyte house. This is the element that makes it unique, with its own strengths but also with some minor inconveniences, such as the one (the only one) to have a bath in the stairs. When it was built the houses did not have bathrooms inside !!! To preserve the structure originally built as it was decided to place the bath in the stairs. Please note that the bathroom is in the building, then indoors (the gate is closed with a structure of plexiglass to protect from the cold and a curtain to ensure privacy), and is for the exclusive use of the dwelling (see photo ).