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Travel Blogs from Scanzano Jonico
... ridge lines. About 90k and some great descents.
Arrived at the town of Matera in a thunderstorm. Roads in the old town are paved with worn and polished white limestone. I managed my second wreck on a slow downhill. Minor bump on the hip but thankfully no damage to bike, which happens to be Eros's personal #2 bike.
Matera has some of the oldest signs of human habitation ...
... 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 ...
... part cave, overlapping each other in a dizzying network of steps and mule tracks.
Hundreds of poor families lived in the caves until 1956. They still had no running water or sanitation, and mostly lived in one large room , with another small room off it or storage of grain for the animals and a manger or the donkeys and goats , chickens would also be inside, and we looked around a typical cave dwelling which was ...
It is time for reorganisation. Three into two won't go and we have a dilemma. We want to catch the car ferry across to Croatia, visit Dubrovnik, drive the Croatian coast to Venice and then work our way across Slovenia towards Hungary. It isn't going to happen. We don't have the time. You need time to get into the water in Croatia. We don't have it. The most practical solution is to put Dubrovnik and the Croatian coast on the 'to do' list and get ...
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. ...
- Swimming pool
- Free parking