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... to visit. There were positives and negatives about the drive. By taking the smaller, non-toll road we passed through a mix of farming areas, mostly olives, but also quite a lot of commercial areas. Most of the service stations were closed, giving the place a bit of an abandoned look. Certainly a negative was the litter, including places where there was obviously bags of domestic rubbish on the side of the road. For most of the way from West to East, back to the ...
We wake up to one of our very few rainy days and decide to go into the town anyway. Fortunately the camp has a free shuttle into the town centre. So out come the jeans, boots and rain coats and off we go.
Matera dates from about 7000 years ago and was one of the earliest large towns in Europe. . The typical houses were caves (Sassi) cut into limestone and were inhabited until as late as the 1950's. Over the ...
Today we move on to Policoro. It's a beautiful sunny day again and very warm. We set off on the main road and the deviate via Citvia. Eventually we arrive and find a pretty little town high up in the mountains which form the ,,,,,,,,,, national park. The area is really beautiful and the town has a number of sights and view points which were explore. We then continue through the National Park ...
... houses with conical roofs. Need another room? Build another circular house and cut an arch to access it. The story goes that they were originally built illegally and by removing one stone the roof would collapse. Now they are worth a small fortune. One room would house everyone, including the animals, especially donkeys, as they kept the room warm. Triulli is plural, trullo is singular. Next day a three hour drive to the ...
We ventured further afield today to visit the town of Matera - a Unesco world heritage site which has been granted the title of European City of Culture for 2019, for which they are very proud. We had watched a TV program about the town a while ago and wanted to take the opportunity to visit while we were here. The old town is made up of 100s of "sassi" - which are cave dwellings - some not recognisable as caves per se as they have a normal frontage, but ...