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... 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 ...
... down the autostrata in a speedy manual Peugeot on a road trip the heel of Italy’s boot, to continue the Bizarre Dwelling Tour ’14.
The road trip was based around the town of Alberobello in Puglia, an entire UNESCO site thanks to its abundance of 13th century trullis – circular white structures with pointy tops. It looks like an albino Smurf village. Black symbols ...
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 ...
... of a troglodyte settlement". 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 ...
... 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 maintain. We left Matera and arrived at our hotel late in the afternoon. Dinner was in the hotel. It had been a long day driving, so everyone was tired and in need of an early ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility