Grand Hotel Riva del Sole
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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We are beginning our climb inland toward Matera, a town almost entirely carved from limestone. Somehow however we entered the Bermuda Triangle of Italy today. After almost an hour of pedaling on decreasing paved roads and many dead ends, we fortunately found the way out.
Contrary to what many think, hair actually does grow on my head - just not on top. ...
... fishing boats colour the shore and we see how Tom gets his adventurous taste in eating raw sea urchins, squid, and other funny looking shell fish not unlike small red bait ....????...the fishermen pound the octopus on the ridges of the ramp to tenderize them and then swish them in a basin of salt water to clean off the slime!! We finally turn back past the old town ...very quiet in the daytime ...and meet Tom ...
... one of my favourite cities in the world. With the best view of that city imaginable. The day just got better as we sat down to dinner (expecting a buffet style dinner as it was included in the price) but we got a full silver service dinner with our table right next to the window for the sunset. And this wonderful dinner table, waiter, and view will be ours for the next 7 nights. I might have just become a cruise junkie. Where is the shop with striped ...
... the country bumpkin style here!!! Fascinating ....built around the harbour... One commercial and the other fishing and leisure. The rain comes down and we have to buy umbrellas.. The humidity rises and we rush for cover to a small ristorante recommended by an ex gendarme .... Tom at his best baresse...and the rest of us sticking out like sore thumbs....foreigners at our best. A fun night sends us to bed late. ...
... to be pretty nice. Around the hotel lobby, there were pictures of some of the unique sites of the region. Since our dinner reservation wasn't until later that night, we explored the area to pass the time. Inland from the city were a few villages that had been built around the 14th Century. The villages were a cluster of homes made entirely of stone. We had seen some of these little huts around the highway, but the further we travelled the sighting increased and ...