Hilton Nova Yardinia Kildria
Travel Blogs from Castellaneta
... 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 owner had grown up there in a family of fifteen. The children slept up in the loft, a small room at the top directly under the dome. Very poor. Now these houses have become the richness of the area for tourism, and lots have been sold to British as holiday houses. Ostuni is also an old town built high on top of the plateau. Five circles of houses with different levels of society - ...
A long travelling day on the bus today. We left Rome relatively early on the A1 past Naples and Pompeii. Lovely views of Salerno on the way. Arrived in matera, the place where Mel Gibson's Passion of the Christ was filmed. A very old town inhabited by the Capodochians, all built into the rock. ...
Woke up to a beautiful sunny day - had to rethink my wardrobe as I was going to roast in all the layers I was thinking of last night.
What a difference soft pillows make to a good night's sleep. Not like the slabs of concrete provided by the Hotel da Bruno in Venice.
A very civilized start to the day - 10.00am. This morning a local guide took ...
... a mass of whitewashed bee hives.
We are all staying in our own individual Trulli house in different parts of the town and they are truly delightful - very unusual and very quaint.
There is no WiFi in the houses - only in the office of the agency that lets the Trulli houses. I was told WiFi won't go through the stone walls. I find this hard to believe even though the walls are a metre thick.
What I learnt today...
Mosquitos are very popular in ...
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