Villaggio Torre del Faro
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... better Phil.
We set off for Matera which is about one hour away to the southwest. It has been voted in as another one of the amazing cities of Italy – this one has been UNESCO listed as a World Heritage site because of its 'SASSI' (which means stones) but it is actually a whole old city built into the caves/mountainside. And what a sight it truly was. The drive into this town was actually crazy – SO ...
... fresh mozzarella and prosciutto on fresh panini ( 2 euros each ) and discussed our options with maps in hand. We ultimately decided to head north and spend our last week in Puglia along the coast. We finished the day in a hotel where we were their only guests and momma made the three course dinner. It took us 88 km to do what we could have done in 40, hence the "weak pin" but a tough day. Pictures of some of our favorite road signs ...
Beautiful ride in the morning through rolling hills to the town of Gravina in Puglia. The overcast skies caused us to stop for a couple of cafe lattes. The next 30 kilometers were glorious. The sun came out, the terrain was gently sloping downhill though rural farm land, almost no traffic, smooth ...
... to Matera, the drive wasn't anything very special, but we did pass by a number of amazing ruins - large homesteads and castle like buildings that were now well and truly derelict!
Driving into Matera, the township wasn't looking necessarily amazing, it came across as very similar to any other modern italian town that we'd passed through. That was until we went down the tiny one way road and into the area where we would be staying - the Sassi di Matera is ...
... the roofs - suns, hearts, crosses, can be traced back to pre-Christian, solar, Jewish and pagan cults.
Two clusters of trullis, commercial and residential, are on small hillsides with rooftop terraces and little lanes weaving throughout. The commercial side was still awfully cute with friendly locals giving out bottomless samples of thick booze in so many flavors your stomach was confused, your ...