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... riding is alway interesting with peds, busses, cars and other bikes. The last section was on a fairly quiet coastal road. Our hotel tonight is just adjacent to the beach. We rode our bikes to dinner and were rewarded with a cornucopia of seafood dishes. Pictures from the day and of some of the seafood attached.
It was great to wake to blue skies this morning. The road from Matera south was tremendous for 46 kilometers to Metaponto at the sea. Then the problem. We had thought we would continue south along the coast through Calabria to the toe of the boot, but the coast road turned out to be a restricted access highway with no bikes allowed. We did the obvious thing, we went into the only store and had the helpful shopkeeper make us delicious ...
... where the houses are circular
structures with conical roofs, built with local limestone and stacked
without mortar. The walls are very, very thick as the base has to
support this heavy limestone structure on top, good even temperatures
all year round. They are confined to this particular area.
Agriculture is huge in this southern part of Italy with cherries,
grapes, figs, pecans, almonds, walnuts ...
... the deep blue waves crashing below. The staff was very polite and attentive and the generous portions of food were delicious. Shortly after being served, a saxophonist appeared from a balcony and began serenading the guests as swallows chased their shadows against the cave wall. The evening was absolutely breathtaking! I am so glad we took a chance on this place because it is one of the most incredible experiences of my life and a fitting way to celebrate our first year ...
... Trattoria Amatulli. This is definitely a local place with only 7 tables. We decided to share a sampler for 25 euros plus a vegetarian pasta dish and salad. It was more than enough food. With an antipasto starter, pasta and sauce next, then roast pork, next was fruit, and lastly, dessert cookies. Also, bread, a liter of wine, coffee, and water.
With very full bellies, we set out to explore this unique ...