Hilton Nova Yardinia Kildria
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... Trattoria Amatulli. This is definitely a local place with only 7 tables. We decided to share a sampler for 25 euros plus a vegetarian pasta dish and salad. It was more than enough food. With an antipasto starter, pasta and sauce next, then roast pork, next was fruit, and lastly, dessert cookies. Also, bread, a liter of wine, coffee, and water.
With very full bellies, we set out to explore this unique ...
... 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 ...
... pranza, but the hot sun, uninspired architecture, all beige buildings, and empty streets gave off a much poorer feeling than the richness of northern Italy.
It’s hard to believe poverty exists in a country like Italy that is all about gluttony, but not that long ago there was a place of such squalor and filth, that Mussolini himself stepped in. Matera is the longest lived-in city in ...
Dear god, Matera has 180 churches; 40 of which are in the Sassi. My favourite was the Church of Purgatory which was decorated with skulls and skeletons.
The Sassi reminded me of Fez medina. While the Sassi looks like a mass of houses, the house-like fašades are only that, as the 'houses' are dug well into the rock, thereby forming the caves Matera is famous for.
Interesting walk around the Sassi this morning. However, the local ...
... 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 ...
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