Calane Hotel Village
- Swimming pool
- Business Services
- Free parking
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Amazingly, we are up by 6:30, breakfast eaten, dishes washed, kids organized, garbage out, and leaving town by 8:15! Then we have to stop for gas (1.54E/liter) and really bad coffee, to go!
By 8:45, we are on the autostrada headed to Alberobello in Puglia. This is where they have the conical-roof houses. Three hours in the car with two little kids! Maybe they will fall asleep. :)
So, we arrived ...
... few days behind!
Dinner time came quickly and we had the challenge of finding somewhere to eat - there was nothing that particularly stood out in my online searches, so we went wandering. After a few good streets of looking we found a little place that looked quite nice and simple from the outside, but once inside we found that it was quite up market, and I felt a bit under dressed in my shorts and thongs! No need to worry, we sat down and ordered two ...
... electricity or heat. Things have changed and our original trulli was equipped with AC and wifi. Bells from the cathedral behind us were our wake-up call.
Next, a last-minute find had us off for lunch in Ostuni, The White City. On the way I found a dot on the map for an archaeological site and we stopped at the Dolmen of Montalbano. Turns out it’s a tomb from the Paleolithic period ...
Dear god, Matera has 180 churches; 40 of which are in the Sassi. My favourite was the Church of Purgatory which was decorated with skulls and skeletons.
The Sassi reminded me of Fez medina. While the Sassi looks like a mass of houses, the house-like fašades are only that, as the 'houses' are dug well into the rock, thereby forming the caves Matera is famous for.
Interesting walk around the Sassi this morning. However, the local ...
Left Alberobello today for Matera. Our first stop was at Polignano a Mare - a small coastal town built on 200 metre-high limestone cliffs above the Adriatic Sea. This was a delightful town with spectacular views and no foreign tourists. Nicknamed the 'Pearl of the Adriatic Sea', Polignano a Mare is characterised by a jaggered coastline, crystal-clear waters and partially submerged sea caves. It's famous son ...