Donated to FAI by the Fodale and Latorre families in 2004
A stone’s throw from the cathedral, in the upper part of the Sasso Caveoso (one of the natural depressions that are a feature of the Materan landscape), Casa Noha serves as the visitor’s “gateway” to the city, charting its history thanks to an innovative communication project. With its tufa walls, vaulted ceilings, delicate carvings and cornices, the building is a prime example of the residential architecture of the Sassi. An external staircase leads from the airy courtyard to the five internal spaces, which at one time belonged to the noble Noha family.
At the behest of those who inherited the property, and out of their love for this part of Italy and their desire to share its history and beauty with the wider community, the house was donated to FAI in 2004. In line with this laudable aspiration, FAI carried out a painstaking conservation operation and designed a cutting-edge multimedia journey that describes the area from an array of different perspectives, encompassing everything from architecture and history of art to archaeology and the history of cinema. The video – entitled The invisible Sassi. An extraordinary journey through the history of Matera – conceived by Giovanni Carrada and projected onto the walls, ceilings and floors of the rooms, offers the visitors a complete reconstruction of the history of the city from its origins to the present day.
Casa Noha will reopen to the public on Saturday 9th March, every day except Tuesday with the following times:
from 9 March to 31 March: 10:00 - 17:00
from April 1st to October 30th: 9.00am - 7.00pm
from November to 10 January: 10:00 - 17:00
Last admission: 30 minutes before closing
*except 26th December, 1st and 6th January, when the opening hours will be 10am-1:30 pm and 4pm - 6:30 pm
Last entry: 30 minutes before closing time.Seating is limited, so prior booking is recommended.
On Tuesdays, Casa Noha is open to groups and schools (minimum 15 people), with an additional charge of €50 to be added to the cost of the entry ticket. Prior booking is essential.
From Piazza Duomo
Leave the Cathedral on your left and take Via San Potito, using the underpass at the end of the square. Proceed along Via San Potito and, after around 20 metres, enter Recinto Cavone, then take the stairs to your right, after Via Muro.
From the Sasso Caveoso
Departing from Piazza San Pietro Caveoso, proceed along Via Muro until you reach Via San Potito, then turn right and, after around 20 metres, enter Recinto Cavone, taking the stairs on your right.
Piazza Duomo – Permanent limited traffic zone.
Council car park (charges apply) – Via Lucana, 750m away.
Council car park (charges apply) – Piazza Cesare Firrao, 900m away.
*with the exception of specific events, when the additional event charge will apply.
During events the price may be subject to change
Guided tours for groups
For information and bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
*10% discount for FAI members
Guided tours for schools
Guided tours available for school groups, for more information: www.faiscuola.it
Purchases from the bookshop make a tangible contribution to supporting the work of FAI.
Free wi-fi is available at Casa Noha.
Disabled visitors can access free-of-charge those FAI properties that are open to the public by showing their ANMIC (Associazione Nazionale Mutilati e Invalidi Civili) card.
Casa Noha is challenging for people who have difficulty walking. Please contact us for more information.