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Travel Blogs from Castellaneta
... belvedere. It did look really interesting and we wished we had gotten here earlier. Oh well, another trip!
The trip home was a long one and the first time driving into Lanciano after dark. We really feel like we are getting more comfortable with the drive into and out of the city. We got home about 11 pm.
Tomorrow is market day, so we plan to sleep late, go to the market and generally chill out.
... and this time more modern geometric styles. A quick discussion with the owner and we were sure we wanted one, and also found out that the Hungarian F1 had just finished, and Ricciardo had just won! We continued on foot to look through the rest of the lower area of the town, knowing that we could come back in the morning to buy the lamp.
Another hour or so later we made it back to the BnB. We sat down and tried to catch up a little on the blogs - we were ...
... was pleased.
While getting gelato for dinner an Italian American man from Jersey – evident by his tattoo and hair covered arms and chest bulging from his worn wife beater – chatted us up. His father was with him and grew up in one of the trullis back in the 30s. I asked him what a winter was like and he shook his head and said, “not easy.” They had no running ...
... wonder they take 2 to 3 hours off in the middle of the day as it takes that long to get through all the food.
I'm sick of walking. Feel as though I have walked the length and breadth of Italy. I'm actually looking forward to the long drive to Sicily tomorrow.
It's really pleasant exploring southern Italy as there is a definite lack of tourists.
What I learnt today...
Many of the streets are built on top of Sassi ...
... of a troglodyte settlement". The new city of Matera sits above the Sassi.
Our hotel, Le Grotto della Civita, sits right on the edge of the ravine in the most ancient Sassi area and our 'rooms' are caves. But not just any old cave! Beautifully restored and tastefully furnished, this is truly a memorable place to stay.
We have two nights in Matera and I can't wait to explore the Sassi ...
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
- Pets allowed