Nicotel Pineto

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

It's sassy in Sassi

A travel blog entry by joanna.rath

... not shut up and just drivelled on and on - for half an hour at one point at one spot; and in the sun (hot day). God alone knows what she was talking about.

Free afternoon before a group dinner at a local restaurant. Too much food. What is it with Italians and food? Every time we eat at a local restaurant the food just keeps on coming; and coming. No wonder they take 2 to 3 hours off in ...

Staying in a Sassi

A travel blog entry by joanna.rath

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... that is, food just kept on coming over a two hour period.

Crossing the 'ankle' of Italy, we reached 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 is reputed to be the oldest inhabited settlement in Italy and is ...

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

A long travelling day on the bus today. We left Rome relatively early on the A1 past Naples and Pompeii. Lovely views of Salerno on the way. Arrived in matera, the place where Mel Gibson's Passion of the Christ was filmed. A very old town inhabited by the Capodochians, all built into the rock. ...

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 ...

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