Travel Blogs from Metaponto
... area on one side of a rocky canyon with numerous cave and stone dwellings, where inhabitation is said to date back almost 9000 years.
Our little AirBnB accom was great, one of three BnB rooms, it was simple yet quirky and decorated in a beautiful manner! No sooner had we arrived, we thought it time to go and find something to eat, about 100m away was a lovely square with a few nice little restaurants, and we managed to find a table under an umbrella and sat ...
... everywhere you turned. Potted flowers may have been a town law. Tiny alleyways took you up and down and around, with a dumo in the middle – a mix of Italy, Morocco and Greece.
The south is extremely different than the north, flat, arid, filled with olive trees and surprisingly, cactus. Some of the small towns we drove through looked like Beirut after an evacuation. Granted, it may ...
... not shut up and just drivelled on and on - for half an hour at one point at one spot; and in the sun (hot day). God alone knows what she was talking about. I wandered off in the end to explore a bit on my own and then caught up with the group.
Free afternoon before a group dinner at a local restaurant. Too much food again! What is it with Italians and food? Every time we eat at a local restaurant the food just keeps on coming; and ...
... 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 ...
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. One of the poorest places as late as the 1960's when the government removed people ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet