The albergo diffuso project is 18 hotel rooms spread over several buildings where extreme care has been taken to keep the structures in tact. You can see by the before and after pictures that all they've seen to have changed was adding some furniture and picking up chunks of rocks. It's quite a cool story that you can read at the hotel's website - http://www.sassidimatera.com/
Here are the rooms restored:
The caves before restoration:
The area and exterior:
very cool no? I'd also like to point out that you can make reservations online - but prices aren't listed ;)
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