Miceneo Palace Hotel
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- Swimming pool
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It was great to wake to blue skies this morning. The road from Matera south was tremendous for 46 kilometers to Metaponto at the sea. Then the problem. We had thought we would continue south along the coast through Calabria to the toe of the boot, but the coast road turned out to be a restricted access highway with no bikes allowed. We did the obvious thing, we went into the only store and had the helpful shopkeeper make us delicious ...
... a huge tailwind. We averaged over 30 kilometers per hour to our destination of Matera. Life is good.
Matera is literally carved from limestone bedrock. Our hotel room, as much of historic Matera, is a manmade grotto in the cliff wall.
Tomorrow we head back to the coast.
... started to pass some amazing little stone huts on the edge of the paddocks tied into the rock walls. About another 15 minutes and we had entered the town of Alberobello - home to a UNESCO listed village of these "Trullo" that were used as houses. We got out of the car and went for a quick explore through the small township, the buildings and their condition were amazing, so different to all the old towns that we had seen so far!
Back in the car and we were ...
... down the autostrata in a speedy manual Peugeot on a road trip the heel of Italy’s boot, to continue the Bizarre Dwelling Tour ’14.
The road trip was based around the town of Alberobello in Puglia, an entire UNESCO site thanks to its abundance of 13th century trullis – circular white structures with pointy tops. It looks like an albino Smurf village. Black symbols ...
Famous for its old town, "Sassi di Matera" (stones of Matera) originated from some prehistoric inhabitants who dug their caves here. Today the whole sassi seems to be built out of rocks and carved out of the rock. This UNESCO site is a very cool city to walk around, with lots of steps up and down and all around, very old and very unique.