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- Continental Breakfast
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... eventually blocked out by having their doorways bricked up. It must have been horribly difficult for them after many generations had lived in the caves.
Times changed and by the late 1980's the value of the history of the cave dwellers was recognised. Now these caves have been bought and redeveloped as tourist attractions and as permanent homes. They are now very expensive to buy (as much as a house in ...
We are staying in a cave which is part of the old city of Matera. There are three sections to the room with all mod cons but within the original walls where people have lived for centuries. Lovely stone bath with plenty of hot water. Much appreciated after the long journey. Fascinating.
I slept for two hours after a bath ...
... hours drive and we arrive in Taormina. Coach parked in the coach park after a long climb up the hill zig zagging along the road. The coach park entrance is hardly wide enough for the coach to go through (only an inch each side) a magnificent piece of driving!
Took our hand luggage up 7 floors and then climbed up to the Hotel Excelsior Palace perched on the top of the hill with magnificent views.
Settled into our "normal" ...
Got up this morning to a beautiful breakfast in the room next door to our "cave". Typical Italian breakfast but some lovely bits and pieces to try and enjoy!
Neil and I decided not to go on the tour this morning as load of steps over very uneven ground and we thought it best that I rested my foot. Also Neil has a sore throat so best he rests too. Luckily have some antibiotics with me that can ...
Didn't go up for breakfast this morning. Got cases ready for 7.50 am and up to get on the coach at 8.30 am.
On the coach and went to Polignano a Mare. The outskirts of this town weren't that great, rubbish everywhere, but when we got into the old walled city it was lovely. Found the sea and took photos and then went back to a cafe in the main square for a coffee.
Outside the city walls we bought ...