Hotel Portogreco

Via E. Bernasconi, Scanzano Jonico, Province of Matera, Basilicata, 75020, Italy | 4 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Scanzano Jonico

Staying in a Sassi

A travel blog entry by joanna.rath

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... 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, ...

Onward to alberobello

A travel blog entry by brsant

A long travelling day on the bus today. We left Rome relatively early on the A1 past Naples and Pompeii. Lovely views of Salerno on the way. Arrived in matera, the place where Mel Gibson's Passion of the Christ was filmed. A very old town inhabited by the Capodochians, all built into the rock. ...

May 15 and 16 - Matera

A travel blog entry by kamirob

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... is cloudy and every once in awhile it starts to sprinkle rain. The breakfast is held in a wonderful room and they have provided a huge and hearty breakfast. We will certainly not need lunch. We walked around the Sassi peering into a few places. The city of Matera has some downloadable YouTube videos of different sights. We picked up a few souvenirs and walked around. Of course we had gelati as we have promised to have it everyday. There is a place here that ...

Alberobello and Matera

A travel blog entry by pauljoan

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Friday morning we headed out to Matera but stopped in Alberobella for wine tasting and light Italian fare native to the area. Alberobello is the location of some very unique dwellings called "trulli". These are houses built with rocks and without any mortar. They were designed this way so they could be quickly dismantled when the local lord's agent came around to collect taxes and in this way these ...

There are walls and then there are walls !

A travel blog entry by pwhalen

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... calculated to render ineffective an attack by land or sea. And there were many of those.

Once no longer needed as a fort, it had been used as a prison, with some changes made to the internal design. Further changes had been made when subsequently used as a barracks. While some of the changes were retained to demonstrate usage, most had been removed to return the fort to its "last" design, for the ...

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This 4 star hotel is located in the Belleville/Pere-Lachaise area of Scanzano Jonico.
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