Travel Blogs from Scanzano Jonico
... 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 ...
... everywhere you turned. Potted flowers may have been a town law. Tiny alleyways took you up and down and around, with a dumo in the middle – a mix of Italy, Morocco and Greece.
The south is extremely different than the north, flat, arid, filled with olive trees and surprisingly, cactus. Some of the small towns we drove through looked like Beirut after an evacuation. Granted, it may ...
... 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 ...
... Modugno who wrote and sang the massive international hit 'Volare'.
A stop for lunch in Monopoli - a traditional fishing village overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. And I thought this was just a board game! Lunch was a typical Italian style affair in a small, traditional family run restaurant, that is, food just kept on coming over a two hour period.
Crossing the 'ankle' of Italy, ...
... houses deeming it to be too unhygienic. The sewer travelled down the middle of the street. It is now a unesco site and some houses are being renovated inside with all the mod cons but very expensive to maintain. We left Matera and arrived at our hotel late in the afternoon. Dinner was in the hotel. It had been a long day driving, so everyone was tired and in need of an early ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center