Nicotel Pineto

Viale dei Pini, Castellaneta, Puglia, 74010, Italy | 4 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Castellaneta

Staying in a Sassi

A travel blog entry by joanna.rath

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... the extraordinary city of Matera. Before entering the city we drove to the cliffs on the other side of the ravine for a spectacular view of the city. The whole area is riddled with man made stone caves, or 'Sassi'. The Sassi of Matera, located within the ancient town, are reputed to be the oldest inhabited settlement in Italy and is a UNESCO world heritage listed area; described as the "most outstanding, ...

Alberobello and Ostuni

A travel blog entry by brsant

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Alberobello is famous for its houses called trulli. Very middle Eastern looking, with a conical domed roof made out of the limestone that abounds in the area.. Whitewashed to stop leakages. Very quaint, but must have been hard to live in. No windows, with walls three metres thick. Water was drained into a cistern when it rained. We went inside one which had been modernised with a bath ...

Onward to alberobello

A travel blog entry by brsant

... the poorest places as late as the 1960's when the government removed people from their houses deeming it to be too unhygienic. The sewer travelled down the middle of the street. It is now a unesco site and some houses are being renovated inside with all the mod cons but very expensive to ...

Trulli houses

A travel blog entry by joanna.rath

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... a walking tour of the town, including an area where there are 400 Trulli houses. Apart from theses unusual houses (which are fascinating), this town has nothing else to offer.

Trulli are dry stone (no mortar) houses. They were the idea of the local Count who did not want to pay the taxes on dwellings. When there was a royal inspection, the ...

Traveling to Alberobello

A travel blog entry by joanna.rath

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... a mass of whitewashed bee hives.

We are all staying in our own individual Trulli house in different parts of the town and they are truly delightful - very unusual and very quaint.

There is no WiFi in the houses - only in the office of the agency that lets the Trulli houses. I was told WiFi won't go through the stone walls. I find this hard to believe even though the walls are a metre thick.

What I learnt today...
Mosquitos are very popular in ...

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This 4 star hotel is located on Viale dei Pini, Castellaneta.
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