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... embarrassment to the country due to Bubonic Plague, malaria and very high infant mortality because of the lack of sewerage, fresh water and electricity. They also had their animals living in with them. The rich people lived on top of the hill and had arches with gates which they locked to keep the poor out.
The Italian Gov built new houses for these people and moved them by 1953 but many tried to return ...
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 ...
... Big room, unfortunately with a view of their rubbish area not one of the sea or Mount Etna. Never mind the room is very comfortable and much easier for me to get around with it's flat floors not rocks!
Met Helen and Lorraine for a pre-dinner drink on the terrace which has magnificent views. An Aparol Spritz was 12 euros! They know how to charge!
Down to dinner at 7.30 pm. Nothing recordable just pleasant enough. And so to bed!
... going out to dinner at a local Trattoria - hope it stops raining!
About 8 of us got two taxis up to the restaurant.
Went for dinner and it had stopped raining. The trattoria we went to was so good. The food was unbelievable and kept on coming couldn't eat the dessert in the end. We had a magician to keep us amused that was very funny.
Taxis and back to the cave!
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 ...