Hotel Sant'Angelo

Matera, Italy

This atmospheric hotel—probably one of the most unique in Italy—is located right in the heart of Apulia’s Sassi (cave dwellings) region, where clusters of farm homes carved into the soft tufa rock have been turned into unique “cave” hotels. Tucked along the edge of a ravine, it offers magnificent views of the countryside. Each villa-like guest room has a private bathroom and all the modern amenities, including air-conditioning, satellite TV, and Internet access. The hotel also offers panoramic terraces, a couple of bars, and even an on-site art gallery. Its restaurant features tantalizing culinary specialties of the area.