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I have a few days to catch up on. No wifi in Sorrento so no blog. An amazing drive from Lecce to Maratea - such dramatic mountains and valleyys and such winding roads. We stopped on the way to view some 5 th century bc ruins. Maratea in retrospect was a lovely area - a quieter version of Amalfi. We had wonderful views from our hotel balcony and …
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Italy Driving Tip: Italy makes frequent use of speed cameras. They're called autoveloxes and the police are happy to mail you a speeding ticket if you fly by one too fast. This seems a bit unfair to me and I hope they never catch on in the U.S. Fortunately my Hertz Never Lost alerted me to most of them in advance, but I have a feeling I may receive a couple of additional charges on my credit card.
On the recommendation of our host at Campi Besenzio, we visited a nearby medieval city en route to Roma, and it was so worthwhile! It appeared to be a small town which had sprung up around a monastery, and was currently still a complete town with dwellings and a bustling shopping centre, not only for the tourists. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Many of the shops were touristy, but there were also hairdressers, grocery stores and ...
... English. He went away only to return and asked to see our documents. "Oh, our passports! Why didn’t you ask?" He probably had. We handed over our paperwork and he reviewed the passports in detail, looking at every page and studying all of the immigration stamps. Apparently not finding what he was looking for, he handed us back our paperwork and said OK to leave. We asked if we could take a picture to memorialize ...
... and an umbrella for uh, free (well they never asked us to pay, we're still not sure how the system works).
We were sorry to finally leave, as close by there was the biggest national park in Italy, with a lot of walking trails, beautiful scenery and endangered species (both plants and animals), however we had to move as we were booked into Sicily - I'm also not sure whether our hotel would have coped with these questions as apparently there is very little transport to the ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Martino Maratea
Loved the views. Good home cooking in the restaurant
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