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Viale Virgilio 10, Taranto, Puglia, 74100, Italy | Hotel

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Staying in a Sassi

A travel blog entry by joanna.rath


... Modugno who wrote and sang the massive international hit 'Volare'.

A stop for lunch in Monopoli - a traditional fishing village overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. And I thought this was just a board game! Lunch was a typical Italian style affair in a small, traditional family run restaurant, that is, food just kept on coming over a two hour period.

Crossing the 'ankle' of Italy, ...

Onward to alberobello

A travel blog entry by brsant

... the poorest places as late as the 1960's when the government removed people from their houses deeming it to be too unhygienic. The sewer travelled down the middle of the street. It is now a unesco site and some houses are being renovated inside with all the mod cons but very expensive to ...

May 15 and 16 - Matera

A travel blog entry by kamirob


... even or flat. We walked the full outer edge of the Sassi, stopping in each piazza, stopping to see the views and going in into to some of the shops with local artisans. We notice some items which look like trivets. Made from the same stone as the buildings. Some with intricate patterns. Later we notice them on the buildings. It turns out there are air grates for the air returns. The city of Matera do not want any materials not used in the 1200 to 1600's to be used ...

Alberobello and Matera

A travel blog entry by pauljoan


... caves where these large families cohabitated with their vitally important farm animals (donkeys, pigs, horses, chickens, etc.) as well as their family pets of cats and dogs. It is said that the farm animals were more highly prized than children because the animals were essential to their existence. We had a guided tour through the old town which included a cave that was established as a residence in the ...

There are walls and then there are walls !

A travel blog entry by pwhalen


... been modified to deal with the changing methods of fighting.

Taranto also had a long tradition as a fishing port. While the fish markets were over, spotted a couple of fishermen working close to the front. It was unfortunate that the cigarette that each was smoking didn't show in the photos.

An interesting old city, where there was evidence of both wealth and the struggle to survive.



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