Villaggio Torre del Faro
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
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... br> Sunday 17th May
I first saw Matera on a TV programme but it didn’t prepare me for the real thing which is far more impressive. The town is said to be one of the world’s oldest dating back to the Palaeolithic Age and has been inhabited continuously for around 7000 years. It is situated in a limestone gorge and the numerous natural grottos were adapted to become homes with ...
... and are connected by a labarynth of steep staircases that wind all over, up, down and around the city. We wandered to find a late lunch and get a feel for the area, wandered some more after lunch and got back to the hotel (see pics) in time for tea and naps for some. Dinner was an adventure demystifying the antipasti, primi platti and secondi platti, but we enjoyed some good local wine and great pasta. We then made ...
... where this one has been dated back to 12th century. This one also had an area under the floor area where corpses of Priests were kept in special nooks seated to drain before decomposition.
Had a rest before going back to Morgan pizza restaurant for another delicious meal followed by a glass of limoncello and again seated in our royal box. End to another great day with an earlier bed time. Hopefully tomorrow will be ...
... of us. The Italians are ridiculously fast drivers and they weave in and out of the traffic all the time.
Considering the lateness of when we left we made quite good time using 'Paulette' GPS until Dave and 'Henry' took over to negotiate Matera in the Basilicata area. Don't think we would have made it ourselves. Could not believe the place, firstly the size and sheer number of people and cars. Had not realised it is ...
... 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, ...