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... 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, ...
... riding is alway interesting with peds, busses, cars and other bikes. The last section was on a fairly quiet coastal road. Our hotel tonight is just adjacent to the beach. We rode our bikes to dinner and were rewarded with a cornucopia of seafood dishes. Pictures from the day and of some of the seafood attached.
It was great to wake to blue skies this morning. The road from Matera south was tremendous for 46 kilometers to Metaponto at the sea. Then the problem. We had thought we would continue south along the coast through Calabria to the toe of the boot, but the coast road turned out to be a restricted access highway with no bikes allowed. We did the obvious thing, we went into the only store and had the helpful shopkeeper make us delicious ...
... a huge tailwind. We averaged over 30 kilometers per hour to our destination of Matera. Life is good.
Matera is literally carved from limestone bedrock. Our hotel room, as much of historic Matera, is a manmade grotto in the cliff wall.
Tomorrow we head back to the coast.
... roughly knowing where we were going, and also roughly not.... We stumbled upon La Raccolta delle Acque, a unique water collection system that was implemented in the 1800s to harvest that water from the roofs and roads of Matera, filter it through the rocks and channel it to extremely large cisterns that had been carved into the rock undground and then sealed using clays.
Following this, we continued down the road and found another rock carving shop, with ...