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Travel Blogs from Pisticci
... of a troglodyte settlement". The new city of Matera sits above the Sassi.
Our hotel, Le Grotto della Civita, sits right on the edge of the ravine in the most ancient Sassi area and our 'rooms' are caves. But not just any old cave! Beautifully restored and tastefully furnished, this is truly a memorable place to stay.
We have two nights in Matera and I can't wait to explore the Sassi ...
... the poorest places as late as the 1960's when the government removed people from their houses deeming it to be too unhygienic. The sewer travelled down the middle of the street. It is now a unesco site and some houses are being renovated inside with all the mod cons but very expensive to ...
... was dug out of the hill. The staff is lovely and after some time to unpack and sort ourselves out they provide a map of the Sassi, some recommendations for restaurants and shops we decide to explore. Since we are at the bottom we must make our way to the top. There is only 2 ways, one way is all stairs and tons of them and the other way is to go to the top floor which is the 2nd floor and take another set of stairs. All these stairs were made many years ago so ...
... caves where these large families cohabitated with their vitally important farm animals (donkeys, pigs, horses, chickens, etc.) as well as their family pets of cats and dogs. It is said that the farm animals were more highly prized than children because the animals were essential to their existence. We had a guided tour through the old town which included a cave that was established as a residence in the ...
Arrived in Taranto in the morning, and headed straight to Castello Aragonese, which was classified as open. However, that only meant that there were tours of the castello every hour, and you had to be on a tour to go through. As we'd only just missed the start of a tour, one of the visiting retired naval officers gave us a bit of a run down on the history of the site while his colleague tracked the guide. The site ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility