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Travel Blogs from Maratea
From Matera we headed 3 hours west to the coast and the town of Maratea (not to be confused with Matera). Maratea refers to a 15 mile stretch of coastline that Basilicata has on Italy’s west coast. We had heard good things about the area and were interested to see it.
Unfortunately, we arrived at the peak of the Italian vacation …
... knuckles up to see the Cristo statue above us and through the village of Maratea. The feat of building this thing where it is blows the mind and converts one's legs to jelly. I have great respect for Italian engineers - not so the kamikaze drivers.
On our drive to Sorrento we called in to Paestrum to view what remains of a 6th century Greek town with forum and agora in pretty good condition. We are in Sorrento ...
... bit as beautiful as the Amalfi Coast. Even if the winding roadways were not quite as dramatic, there were virtually no tourists here - at least not on a Friday afternoon at this time of the year. With the mountains of the National Parks so nearby, we definitely want to return to this area and spend more time.
It was getting later in the afternoon, so we took the main road (SP 517) from the Gulf ...
... up going back to the beach a little disappointed that the guide hadn't taken us there first.
We had a late lunch and the boys share whole baked fish which was pretty tasty. After lunch we headed back for a spot of swimming in the pool, playing table tennis and a last BBQ together. After dinner we celebrated an early birthday for Ethan with a cake that Nathalie had arranged and Ben and Ethan traded birthday presents.
... down from these kitchens will hail the men folk home for lunch.
Pisciotta’s piazza is mainly the men’s domain. The men folk (most wear hats) gather in several spots throughout the square, smoking cigarettes and engaging in lively conversation, gesturing constantly with their hands. The men on Pisciotta’s square love to play cards; when a deck is pulled, they close in tight around cheap, plastic tables and get serious. The once gregarious ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking