Welcome to Corte San Leonardo in the Heart of the Sassi of Matera.

A small B&B, a green oasis expression of my idea of hospitality that interprets tradition, kindness at the service of guests and sophisticated comfort.

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“All magnificent!!! I would go back a thousand times. Beautiful house, wonderful view!”

Catalina – Cile

“Central, clean and tastefully decorated facility with spectacular views! Very good breakfast with local products and attention to detail. We will definitely be back!”

Giulia – Italia

n the slope of the Sasso Caveoso, stands Corte San Leonardo. The rooms, carved into the tuff and rock, make this home a cozy, quaint place of undeniable historical value. Thanks to the exposure to the sun, the presence of doors and windows in every room, a healthy and totally dry air is breathed in Corte San Leonardo. A guarantee of comfort and quality.

Barbara Fontanesi Corte San Leonardo

To infuse the rooms with personality, the original furnishings have been lightened and whitewashed, illuminating the environment with new light; rustic yet refined details have also been taken from the local area to offer even the most demanding guest a sense of well-being and welcome. Owner Barbara’s dynamic vision makes this a place in constant evolution. Come back to believe!

“It is a privilege to share time with those who can read our inner pulse”

Daniela Dallavalle – AD Arte Pura

pending a few days at Corte San Leonardo means choosing your holiday by alternating moments of total relaxation with walks along the mule tracks of the Sassi. It is in this unique context that we would like to point out some features that we believe will enrich your stay at the hotel.

Strategic Location

Corte San Leonardo is located in the upper part of the Sasso Caveoso, in a central, easily
accessible and strategic position for a holiday dedicated to tourism. At the centre of places of
cultural interest, museums and typical restaurants, it is the perfect place to stay.


The internal garden of Corte San Leonardo leads to a terrace with a magnificent panoramic view over the ancient city of the Sassi. An extraordinary panorama of millenary history that starts from the Murgia plateau, continues towards the city of stone with its typical dwellings dug out of the ravine (inhabited since the Palaeolithic), and ends with the Civita cliff, where the Romanesque cathedral is clearly visible.

Free cancellation

Corte San Leonardo also offers security to its Clients for the year 2024, so that they can plan their vacation with peace of mind and security.

Guarantee and cancellation conditions for stays at Corte San Leonardo from January 1 to December 31, 2024.

A deposit equal to 50% of the total amount is required upon confirmation of the reservation.

You may cancel or change your reservation free of charge up to 7 days before check-in. In this case the deposit is returned.

For bookings via website, email or direct contact, it is possible to move or cancel the booked trip in writing up to 10 days before the scheduled arrival. For cancellations received after 10 days prior to arrival, the deposit already paid is converted into a voucher with no expiration date and can be redeemed at any time thereafter.

For reservations through Booking or otherwise, the conditions stated on the individual portals at the time of booking apply.


Sweet or savoury? That will be the question Tina will ask you when you arrive at the hotel. Our breakfast, made with local and fresh products, is served in the courtyard among the green jasmine trees or in the kitchen in case of bad weather. The products vary according to
seasonality and availability at the time.

Aperitifs at the Court

The aperitif service includes a “Gourmet” version, consisting of fingers of land or sea made with fresh seasonal ingredients (home delivery service to be requested the day before your arrival at the hotel), and a “Snack” version with wine and savoury snacks to be consumed independently in your room or in the outdoor spaces.

Organised tours

We collaborate with agencies that are experts in organising tours and guided visits in which art, food and wine, walking and cycling tours allow you to enjoy your holiday to the full. Read some proposals in the Matera and environs section.

Corte San Leonardo Experiences

To capture the energy and soul of Matera, one day is not enough. That is why we have thought of organising, exclusively for the guests of Corte San Leonardo, tailor-made experiences to be planned at your pleasure. Read our proposals in the Corte San Leonardo Experiences section

Peet Friendly

Woody is Corte San Leonardo’s mascot, testifying that small pets are welcome here.
Accommodating a furry child at Corte involves an extra cost of € 20/ per day. A Dog Sitting
service is available on request.

Anima Green Court

For a few years we have been working on eliminating the use of plastic in our facilities and carefully managing food waste during breakfast. This is a long journey and one that we are committed to continuing while respecting the environment around us.

8:30 AM - 10 AM


Fresh fruit

Fruit juice

Local cold cuts

Local cheeses

Matera bread

Cialledda alla materana (traditional recipe of Matera)

Eggs, bacon and crunchy “Crusco” crumble (typical Matera’s pepper)

Artisan honey

Selection of homemade jams

Vegan breakfast

Sweet and savoury buns


Tea, coffee or cappuccino

Servizio Colazione Corte San Leonardo

“Corte San Leonardo was created with the intention of creating team opportunities in sharing initiatives, events and transversal projects”


orte San Leonardo has been designing, colouring, furnishing, cultivating plants, flowers and doing research for over twenty years in order to always offer new experiences to its guests. Not a static place but a dynamic one, open to forms of collaboration, designed for the organisation of small events, shootings and fashion shows.

location eventi privati

Private Events

Painting exhibition "COLOR IS CALLING" - 2019
Artists: Paola D'Antuono, Marina Gianferrari
Photographs: Filippo Bonamassa

shooting location


Shooting ARTE PURA for Corte San Leonardo - 2019
Photographs Jack Marinelli
Shooting Barbara Fontanesi

Fashion Show

ORTIKA CLOATING fashion show - 2021 and 2022
Photos:Filippo Bonamassa
Special Guest: Carmen Turlea - Volleyball Champion

Corte San Leonardo

A stay at Corte San Leonardo is an unforgettable experience.
The panorama, the garden, the furnishing details will accompany you forever in the memory of a unique Matera.

Corte San Leonardo
Vico San Leonardo 7, 75100 Matera

Mail: info@cortesanleonardo.com
Cell.: +39 345 5313039