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After a circuitious route flying we arrive in Reggio di Calabria, at the 'toe' of Italy. We had an overnight stay at a B & B and dinner at a very low-key place where locals go to get a takeaway. There were large trays of various roasted or steamed vegetables and choices of rotisseried meats. We weren't sure of the system, but the one of the women serving was very helpful, even though she didn't speak English. We sat and ate a very basic but tasty and cheap meal of ...
We wake up to one of our very few rainy days and decide to go into the town anyway. Fortunately the camp has a free shuttle into the town centre. So out come the jeans, boots and rain coats and off we go.
Matera dates from about 7000 years ago and was one of the earliest large towns in Europe. . The typical houses were caves (Sassi) cut into limestone and were inhabited until as late as the 1950's. Over the ...
... overnight stop at Mmmmm. We pass through more stunning scenery including another hill top town called Episcopi. Eventually, aft dark, we arrive at the town of mmmmm, but cannot find the hotel so we stop at s petrol station and a driver who is filling up,is very helpful and said if we follow him he will take us the.......which he does and were very grateful as we do not know how we would have found it otherwise! ...
... with, and a law was passed to empty the sassi and re-house all the families in more modern accommodation in the newer part of the town. The sassi were then left uninhabited for 30 years until the government decided to start to renovate, and there are now some of the more wealthy folk who are redoing the caves/houses and turning them into restaurants and B&Bs. The remainder of the sassi are now what constitutes the world heritage site for visitors to ...
Today the weather still wasn't great but it didin't stop us from taking a trip to Locorotondo - where the old town is built in the round. Smilar to Ostuni, it is made up of lots of small tightly packed whitewashed houses and little streets to ...