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... and a siesta as its hot and we are all tired. Late in the afternoon we pile into the cars and follow Anothony into Matera to visit the Sassi. The Sassi of Matera date back to 7000 BC They are cave dwellings dug into the Rock and and are believed to be the first Human settlements in Italy.
we have a great time exploring and feel like we are in Jerusalem. Mel Gibsons movie the passion of Christ was filmed here. We stop for some cold drinks etc then go in search ...
... and Derek walked the town. Dinner was outside with our tour group. Six Aussies and two Aussie hosts who have lived in Italy for twenty years. All local food, simple but very tasty. Warm calm evening. Walked up many stairs to the highest point for a view of the Sassi (cave dwelling area) and then into bed by 11pm.
... 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!
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 ...
... of baci and coffee and then the trek back to the bus again to take us 20 minutes down the road to Monopoli to the port where we had lunch. Lovely lunch of beans and pea curd on bread, bruschetta, pasta with seafood and tomato, sea perch and mixed seafood. Nice local white wine to wash it down.
Time to get back on the bus and onto Matera. Went to the National Park on the opposite hill to the city ...