Travel Blogs from Castrovillari
... another. Clearly they were practicing the world’s oldest profession and I’m not talking bread baking. 3) We stopped for lunch in a small town and wandered into the first open restaurant we found. The owner of the restaurant was a motorcyclist and proudly showed us his moto: A 17-year-old Suzuki Virago in mint condition. He showed us the lights he had added and all of the chrome plated fixens, beaming with pride. ...
Maratea, not to be confused with Matera (a difficult one for Mark), was a wonderful hilltop town that felt like an undiscovered Amalfi Coast, with its beautiful coloured houses, little artisan shops, cafes and amazing views. However what made this different was the white 22m high statue of Christ, the Redeemer that stood on the highest hill overlooking the various hamlets of Maratea.
We knew Maratea and the South was going to be a different experience as soon as ...
... us that she in fact did not have a private room for any of the nights, her bad. She offered to drive us around to find another place, but she knew and we knew, that we wouldn't do that because accommodation in Praja was fairly expensive. So we agreed to take the 6 bed dorm.
She was really unprofessional and didn't explain anything to us. All we worked out was that we couldn't take the boat cruise that ...
... I headed back to our hotel about 5.30 - we had a group goodbye dinner at the restaurant next door. Also need to check my departure time for tomorrow. Sadly packing my suitcase, not really wanting to go home so soon -the week went by so fast!
It was a nice dinner - found a lovely sweet rose wine - we had pasta, followed by chicken & veg then apple pie for dessert. It was sad to say goodbye to some of the people - although I ...
... about 5ish - the whole coach was going on a dinner excursion to fisheman island to a little fish restaurant. We weren't due to get the boat until 7.30, so some time to have a look round, shower & get changed.
It was still raining heavily so I managed some strategic ducking in to various gift shops.
The hotel was lovely (we have been lucky with the lakeside hotels)
I was on the top floor with a huge balcony :-)
7.30pm - ...
Other places to stay in Castrovillari
55 Via Ietticelli, Castrovillari | 4 star hotelfrom $120