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... are so very interesting. We visited a cave that had been decorated as it would have been in 1950. Had it not been for poor sanitary conditions, life would have been quite acceptable.
We left Matera around noon and headed towards Paestum. We stopped at a hilltop village where the local grocer made us a cheese and prosciutto sandwich. With a bag of chips, a beer and a soft drink it cost us 7 euro. The food is ...
... walked the town.
Dinner was outside with our tour group. Six Aussies and two Aussie hosts who have lived in Italy for twenty years. All local food, simple but very tasty. Warm calm evening.
Walked up many stairs to the highest point for a view of the Sassi (cave dwelling area) and then into bed by 11pm.
Had breakfast at 7.30 am and were transferred by taxis to the coach park in Matera main town at 8.30 am. We drove across the toe of Italy to reach the ferry to go across to Sicily. The ferry runs every 25 minutes and we only had 15 minutes to wait. Was a very interesting exercise. The coach drove into the hold of the ferry and we all got out for the 25 minute crossing to Sicily. Then back again into the coach for the rest of the journey.
... going out to dinner at a local Trattoria - hope it stops raining!
About 8 of us got two taxis up to the restaurant.
Went for dinner and it had stopped raining. The trattoria we went to was so good. The food was unbelievable and kept on coming couldn't eat the dessert in the end. We had a magician to keep us amused that was very funny.
Taxis and back to the cave!
... was a bit tentative with by bad foot, don't want to fall again! Floor very uneven.
After settling in we went to have a drink on the top terrace with Gilberto. He invited us up and didn't tell us it was bring your own! Quite funny actually. Any case we had drinks until we saw the cows going to bed on the opposite hillside and after having an enormous lunch decided not to eat this evening. Early to bed.....