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Matera Italy

On our way to the east coast and to Barletta, we stopped at Matera. Matera itself has not much on offer, but they have a town quarter called "The Sassi". Thousands of people lived in this quarter up to the 1950s. The houses are quite unusual as many of these have been drilled into the mountain.

Matera Italy

The "appartments" are dark and filthy, resembling more holes than places to live. Some of them are being restored today with modern equipment, some of them can be visited. We were on a rather cloudy noon in Matera, and barely anyone could be seen. It was really frightening as you can imagine.

Barletta Italy

We decided not to stay at the "Sassi Hotel" and moved on to Barletta. While we were there, a popular event was celebrated. The lords and ladies of the regions came and showed off their historical frocks.


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Best Western Hotel dei Cavalieri
Via Foggia, 24
70051 Barletta (Ba)
Phone (0883) 571 461
Fax (0883) 526 640

Barletta is a bigger town on the south-eastern coast of Italy. The hotel is a modern hotel situated a bit off the town center, in general catering more to the business people than to tourists. They do have a wellness centre though, including an indoor swimming pool and a fitness area. There are not too many hotels in Barletta, so if you want to stay a night in the town, we recommend an early reservation to you.

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Irish Pub St. Patrick
Via Cialdini, 17
70051 Barletta (Ba)
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