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Last day in the saddle! In the van for 90 minutes to the the charming hill town on Vaglio Basilicata to begin the ride to Matera. Vaglio is definitely not a tourist town. Coffee for nine for less than 8 Euros! Rugged country along the Appian Way between the Adriatic and the Mediterranean/Rome.
Today's ride was on virtually empty roads through open country (very Palouse-like) and along ...
... of the Christ movie. Not that we've seen the movie, but the town would be a perfect backdrop for such a film. It is interesting also, that in this town the internet service was unbelievably strong - probably a result of the infrastructure installed to film such a Hollywood blockbuster!
We would have liked to be able to spend a little more time here, but it was an overnight stop on the way up the east ...
Matera is known as the city of stones and more recently became famous as location for Mel Gibsons movie the Passion of the Christ. It is along the slopes of the river Gravina , which over the millennia has created a wide deep canyon. Caves formed in the soft rock and became home to communities of Benedictine monks , who also built churches in the rock , which were painted in frescoes. later houses were built , and they are ...
... went ballistic and got it horribly wrong. Navvy had a particular route in mind and would not deviate from it. It was OCD behaviour. She would correct any change we made and put us right back on the same failed route. We went around and around in circles until eventually we were waving to the locals who were sitting outside their homes each time we passed. They thought it was great fun. It happened so often we reached a first name relationship! Navvy kept pointing us ...
Matera was used for the filming of Passion of Christ because it is so much like being in Jerusalem. It was a very peaceful town and we enjoyed walking and exploring the streets and some of the hills and caves.
Our hotel was built into a cave. It was very spacious and modern and could have slept 5 people. ...
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking