Villaggio Torre del Faro

via Torre del Faro, Scanzano Jonico, Province of Matera, Basilicata, 75020, Italy | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Scanzano Jonico

It's sassy in Sassi

A travel blog entry by joanna.rath

... of the day as it takes this long to get through all the food.

I'm sick of walking. Feel as though I have walked the length and breadth of Italy. I'm actually looking forward to the long drive to Sicily tomorrow.

It's really pleasant exploring southern Italy as there is a definite lack of tourists.

What I learnt today...
Many of the streets are built on top of Sassi ...

Staying in a Sassi

A travel blog entry by joanna.rath


... heritage listed area. The new city of Matera sits above the Sassi.

Our hotel, Le Grotto della Civita, sits right on the edge of the ravine in the most ancient Sassi area and our 'rooms' are caves. But not just any old cave! Beautifully restored and tastefully furnished, this is truly a memorable place to stay.

We have two nights in Matera and I can't wait to explore the Sassi ...

Onward to alberobello

A travel blog entry by brsant

... the poorest places as late as the 1960's when the government removed people from their houses deeming it to be too unhygienic. The sewer travelled down the middle of the street. It is now a unesco site and some houses are being renovated inside with all the mod cons but very expensive to ...

May 15 and 16 - Matera

A travel blog entry by kamirob


... 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


... caves where these large families cohabitated with their vitally important farm animals (donkeys, pigs, horses, chickens, etc.) as well as their family pets of cats and dogs. It is said that the farm animals were more highly prized than children because the animals were essential to their existence. We had a guided tour through the old town which included a cave that was established as a residence in the ...


This 3 star hotel is located in the Belleville/Pere-Lachaise area of Scanzano Jonico.
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