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Hotels recommendations for Puglia, Matera, and Abruzzo May 2019 please

Hotels recommendations for Puglia, Matera, and Abruzzo May 2019 please

Old Apr 6th, 2019, 12:44 PM
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Thanks, kja. When you say above, do you mean north or west or?
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Old Apr 6th, 2019, 01:27 PM
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Look at Hotel Ridola...free parking; I imagine you might be driving. You can walk anywhere in Matera from there, including down into the sassi.

https://hotelridolamatera.it/en/
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Old Apr 6th, 2019, 02:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Leely2 View Post
A cave doesn't sound particularly appealing to me, though I would of course consider it.
The 'cave' rooms at Antico Convicino Rooms Suites & Spa are very luxury. Just check the website.

Like kja I was glad we stayed in a hotel within the sassi. For exactly the same reasons.

Antico Convicino has an agreement with a parking garage. These people even carry your luggage off the (many) stairs to the hotel, for a small fee.

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Old Apr 6th, 2019, 03:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Leely2 View Post
Thanks, kja. When you say above, do you mean north or west or?
I mean above, as in altitude -- the sassi are carved into hillsides literally below the new town. The new town (as I think of it) is like a tilted U around the sassi, with an opening to the north east. Say from the Duomo (roughly east of the sassi and about 1/2 way through one of the prongs of the U) to the south, west, and then north and east to (maybe) the San Francesco da Paola. But that's just a very rough estimate based on a memory that is many years old.
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Old Apr 6th, 2019, 03:09 PM
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eks, I willl look at your choice.

Myriam, thank you! Unfortunately, Antico Convicino is fully booked for my dates.

I've stayed in a few cave/cave-like dwellings before. For me the best was a room at Casa Talia in Modica, which was built into the stone of the hill. There are quite a few dwellings there like that. However the upper level was built out with a terrace with views of the beautiful city. So while part of the downstairs was dark, upstairs was fully bright and light.
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Old Apr 6th, 2019, 04:52 PM
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Were we posting at the same time, Leely?
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Old Apr 23rd, 2019, 05:26 PM
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Hotels in Matera and Lecce

My friend and I visited Puglia in October 2016. We stayed in Lecce ar the Up Rooms and Suites on via Cavour 16. It was just a three or four minute walk to The main square in Lecce where everyone gathers. They have a very wonderful passegiata on the Main Street. The hotel was very clean, quiet, and it had a fairly nice breakfast with meat and cheese, sweets, great coffee. We paid around 70 euros for a single as we stay in our own rooms now that we are older. This small hotel was referred to us by the receptionist at our hotel in Otranto.

in Matera, we stayed in the Mater in Vacanza and it was just a few steps from the Sasse. That also was around 70 euros and it was clean and quiet. However, they don’t serve breakfast but they do give you a card to take to a one of the cafes a couple of doors down from them. It was central to everything. Very close to the Sassi, buses and train station....just a minutes walk. We took the train to Altamura for their famous bread.
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Old Apr 24th, 2019, 09:21 AM
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Many thanks to you all. Your input was very valuable. I tried to balance cost with gorgeous.

I have added the hotels to my other planning thread.

May trip to Abruzzo and Puglia using public transportation: Your advice and experien

I have decided to not visit Abruzzo this trip, and the schedule was too frantic.

Best regards .. Ger
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Old Apr 24th, 2019, 11:14 AM
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We had a lovely lunch at this place in Polignano a Mare 4 or 5 years ago. It’s a pretty town. They’re very proud that the guy who sang Volare is a native son and there’s a great statue of him in the town. Also majestic cathedral for such a small town. We also loved Matera, be sure and have some of their famous pasta with red chili’s. We were there in May, also and felt like we were one of the few American tourists there. We stayed at Masseria Iazzo Scagno outside of Martina Franca, La Sommita Relais in Ostuni and Locanda did San Martino in Matera.

https://www.osteriadichichibio.it/
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