Relais Villa San Martino
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After a cozy night in our trulli, Tim, Chris and I got up as instructed to meet Mom and Dad for breakfast a few minutes before 9 am. Strangely, their trulli, across a small courtyard from ours, was still dark several minutes after 9. Finally I went over and knocked on the door... and the lazy bones were still in bed! How dare they do such a thing while on vacation :-) Luckily, today was billed as a slightly shorter ride, so after a quick breakfast of yogurt, fruit, pastries ...
Up early for breakfast and at the bike briefing by 8:30, where Marco, our guide from girolibero, introduced us and probably another 12-18 bikers to our tour and our bikes. People from all over - Germany, New Zealand, England, France and New Hampshire. We got all fitted for our bikes then went back to pack up before heading out by about10:30 from Matera. Several early stops to do a bit more bike adjusting but by 5 km, we settled into ...
... the cliff top look outs, visiting little souvenir shops and walking on the tiny cove beach. When walking some of the streets we saw the cafe guy who had served us in Matera! when we had had breakfast there two mornings in a row. He recognised us also and greeted us with Ciao.
The beach and village looked lovely against the blue sky. Enjoyed a gelato for lunch down on the beach and ...
... in Matera and once again enjoy breakfast in the Cafe we had been to previously.
Took our time taking in the sights of Matera in sunlight before heading out and on towards our next accommodation stop. Certainly easier getting out of Matera now we were more used to the place. Stopped briefly on the other side of the valley to get another perspective of the amazing town and also see a couple of the true 'sassi' ...
... I got back to the apartment, my roommates were already back and had found me soup. Figures. They also got me cereal though (my weakness), so soup and pasta be damned! I ate half the box in one sitting. And that was the highlight of my first day in Polignano a Mare.
I was really hoping to feel better in the morning, but alas, I did not. I made myself go out for lunch, at least, and try to explore just a little. I didn't stay out long, but it ...