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... rife and infant mortality was 50%. The town is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and over the last few years, a number of the caves have been reclaimed and renovated and now include unusual and expensive hotels as well as housing.
We wandered down the narrow streets and listened to the church bells ringing all over town calling people to mass. We had a look inside a cave that was as it would have been in ...
... on time. From Bari airport, two trains and a two hour layover got us to Matera by 3:15, famished for lunch. But our taxi from the station to the hotel (Loconda di San Martino) was a real eye opener. We'd already heard we'd be sleeping in a cave, but Matera is an amazing town literally built into the sides of a couple of steep ravines. The buildings were carved from and built of tufa, a sort ...
... seems to be a lot of construction and renovation work going on everywhere.
Visited three Rupestrian Churches - the small Santa Maria De Idris (which we could see from our accommodation window) which probably had the best collection of frescoes. Thes small churches have been excavated in the rock. The second Santa Lucia Alle Malve has been dated back to the 9th century. The last and largest was the church of San ...
... towards the square as everyone seemed to be out walking or eating. Came across a pizza restaurant 'Morgan' which smelt so good and although a queue we did not have to wait long to be seated in the 'royal box'. The pizza and fries were very good and it was such a novel place to eat. All the staff were so friendly. Had a delicious glass of red wine. Wandered back down after midnight. Fireworks were going off also which was pretty ...
... 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 ...