Nicotel Pineto

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

Heading South

A travel blog entry by sandy1948 on Aug 05, 2014

11 photos

... It's are area where people built homes in the limestone caves. Unfortunately, we arrived there around 5 pm. Everyone was tired and disappointed to arrive in a fairly large city (60,000) rather than driving up to see cave houses. We scored a parking place right across from the tourist office and learned that we could get a tour for 20 euros each. It was just too late in the day, so we opted for the scenic view ...

Feeling Sassi

A travel blog entry by andy.and.emma on Jul 27, 2014

14 photos

... roughly knowing where we were going, and also roughly not.... We stumbled upon La Raccolta delle Acque, a unique water collection system that was implemented in the 1800s to harvest that water from the roofs and roads of Matera, filter it through the rocks and channel it to extremely large cisterns that had been carved into the rock undground and then sealed using clays.

Following this, we continued down the road and found another rock carving shop, with ...

Heel of the Boot: Road Trip! (I Got to Drive)

A travel blog entry by kristinrust on Jul 19, 2014

2 comments, 39 photos

... of the roofs - suns, hearts, crosses, can be traced back to pre-Christian, solar, Jewish and pagan cults.

Two clusters of trullis, commercial and residential, are on small hillsides with rooftop terraces and little lanes weaving throughout. The commercial side was still awfully cute with friendly locals giving out bottomless samples of thick booze in so many flavors your stomach was confused, ...

It's sassy in Sassi

A travel blog entry by joanna.rath on May 21, 2014

6 photos

... 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. I wandered off in the end to explore a bit on my own and then caught up with the group.

Free afternoon before a group dinner at a local restaurant. Too much food again! What is it with Italians and food? Every time we eat at a local restaurant the food just keeps on coming; and ...

Staying in a Sassi

A travel blog entry by joanna.rath on May 20, 2014

1 comment, 14 photos

... 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, ...

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