Villaggio Torre del Faro
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
... started to pass some amazing little stone huts on the edge of the paddocks tied into the rock walls. About another 15 minutes and we had entered the town of Alberobello - home to a UNESCO listed village of these "Trullo" that were used as houses. We got out of the car and went for a quick explore through the small township, the buildings and their condition were amazing, so different to all the old towns that we had seen so far!
Back in the car and we were ...
... to leave.
Recently though, people have moved back in, trash has been cleared, and some sassi are now trendy restaurants and boutique hotels. We stayed in a sassi with bunkbeds and an incredible rooftop terrace. Of course, it was in the middle of the sassi with no car access down and a mean staircase with no bellman. Check-in was comical.
An Italian DJ was headlining a concert in ...