- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
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... taxes and fool the authorities. A lord moved his peasant workers here to clear land, but to avoid laws and taxes it was important that the town wasn't classed as an inhabited settlement. So until 1797 when Alberobello as given town status, the people had to live in the trulli that could be quickly dismantled when needed.
Tax avoidance in Italy is still evident today, I was told during our last visit that people avoid taxes ...
3.11.14 Pignataro Got up and packed our trusty Peugeot after breakfast. Plugged the address of The Queen Hotel into Bruce and we were off. Onto the Autostrada with a tank full of Diesel and Jenny took the wheel, she did well too. We stopped for coffee, then lunch and paid the €20 toll. Off to what we thought was our Hotel, but no, nothing in sight, stopped at a Cafe no one spoke English but they said it was 20 km further south. So off we go, tried ...
... was a small procession of locals (remembering the dead we assume) – because it is All Souls Day tomorrow. Italy is a really religious country. Not convinced the people are religious but the country is! I bought some purple lace earrings which will be great for Wednesday s at school. Loved this place. We have come home and Craig is cooking a sausage/mushroom risotto. Getting organized for tomorrow also – we have a long day of driving ahead of ...
... wonder it is to actually view. Apparently from the Neolith age until today (around 7000 years) human activity has been taking place in Matera. Whilst walking around we saw the churches – main one actually carved into the rock with a crucifix at the top. We also had a look at the Cave dwelling of vico Solitario – an ancient dwelling with furnishings typical of Sassi. Hmm whilst quite a comfortable cave, ...
... in the photos. We had a great walk around the Rione Monti area, which has lots of homes with the cute roof & pinnacle. We also saw nice churches and went inside one (now a museum) to get an idea of what they are like. Another highlight was purchasing Craig’s first birthday gift – very nice leather ‘man bag’. The town is quiet and easily facilitates cars and tourists – although as usual we had a panic to ensure ...