Visiting Matera, Alberobello and Polignano a Mare

Visiting Matera, Alberobello and Polignano a Mare
Published by:   Toni Martins
Recommended Season:   All year
Starting Country:   Italy
Recommended time:   4 days
Continuing our journey through Europe, this time we moved to the east coast of Italy and visited the most famous places in the region. Matera, Alberobello and Polignano a Mare.
Below is information about each of the villas, as well as videos and photos.

As we are traveling by motorhome, I leave here the links to the parks and parking lots that we use in each of these locations.
1 - Parking in Matera
2 - Motorhome park in Alberobello
3 - Parking in Polignano a Mare
Videos



Matera



Alberobello



Polignano a Mare



The trip
 

Matera

Lat: 40.666346 - Lon: 16.604395
N: 40° 39' 58.8456 "       E: 16° 36' 15.822"
  Matera  
Matera
  Matera  
Matera
  Matera  
Matera
  Matera  
Matera
  Matera  
Matera
  Matera  
Matera
  Matera  
Matera

Matera is located on the right bank of the Gravina River, whose gorge forms a geological boundary between the mountainous region of Basilicata and the Murgia plateau of Apulia.

The old part of Matera, known as the sassi, is a series of caves carved into the rock at the edge of a ravine.
To the north we have Sasso Barisano and to the south Sasso Caveoso. (Sassi is the plural of Sasso)
Despite how much is said about Matera today, it was only at the end of the 20th century that the Sassi were declared uninhabitable and the government relocation of all its inhabitants to new housing in Piano took place between 1952 and 1970.
A new law of 1986 started the restoration and reoccupation of the Sassi, this time for the benefit of the wealthy middle class.
Recognition of the Sassi, which was labeled la città sotterranea ("the underground city"), along with the rock churches as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in December 1993, helped attract tourism and accelerated the site's recovery.
In 2019, Matera was declared European Capital of Culture.

When visiting Matera, we recommend, as we did, hiring a local guide who will take you through the streets and caves, providing all the information about the place.
In the past, people's way of life was one of extreme poverty and precarious conditions, where it was the animal feces that heated the caves since they lived together with people and the feces, when fermenting, reached temperatures of almost 50º, but imagine the smell.

Matera became famous because of some films that became famous and that were shot there such as "The Gospel of Matthew" (1964), "The man from the stars" (1995), "Passion of the Christ" with Mel Gibson (2004), " Ben Hur" (2016) and "Wonder Woman"

To visit Matera you will need at least a full day, ideally 2 days because Matera is also worth visiting at night.
It is advisable to have a good physical preparation.
Comment Matera
Add photos to: Matera


Alberobello

Lat: 40.782380 - Lon: 17.238945
N: 40° 46' 56.568 "       E: 17° 14' 20.202"
  Alberobello  
Alberobello
  Alberobello  
Alberobello
  Alberobello  
Alberobello
  Alberobello  
Alberobello
  Alberobello  
Alberobello
  Alberobello  
Alberobello

Alberobello is almost a must visit when visiting Puglia.
It's not that you need a lot of time to visit it or that you have many reasons for interest. Basically Alberobello is of interest to visit the famous Trullis, which are houses with conical roofs made of stone.
The Trullis of Alberobello are now a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Although the whole city and even the surroundings there are quite a few Trullis, the main ones are the following:

- Rione Monti, with about a thousand cones, is the largest and most famous trulli district, located on the south side of the city.

- The Rione Aia Piccola, a short distance from the first, is smaller but exclusively residential (prohibited to open commercial activities), with about 400 cones.

- Casa Pezzolla, a complex of 15 communicating cones used as a Museum of the Territory.

- Casa D'Amore, the first city hall, is linked to the official recognition of the city. The house-museum of the Trullo Sovrano. The only two-story Trulli in town.

We to visit Alberobello, we stayed 2 nights in a campervan park very well located less than 10 minutes walk from the Trullis.
To visit the main sites of Alberobello, you don't need more than 4 hours
Comment Alberobello
Add photos to: Alberobello


Polignano a Mare

Lat: 40.996566 - Lon: 17.223873
N: 40° 59' 47.6376 "       E: 17° 13' 25.9428"
  Polignano a Mare  
Polignano a Mare
  Polignano a Mare  
Polignano a Mare
  Polignano a Mare  
Polignano a Mare
  Polignano a Mare  
Polignano a Mare
  Polignano a Mare  
Polignano a Mare
  Polignano a Mare  
Polignano a Mare
  Polignano a Mare  
Polignano a Mare
  Polignano a Mare  
Polignano a Mare
  Polignano a Mare  
Polignano a Mare
  Polignano a Mare  
Polignano a Mare

Polignano a Mare is certainly the most photographed town in Puglia, being one of the most popular destinations in southern Italy.
Excellent place to spend a few days of vacation and enjoy the beaches.
In addition to the boat trips to visit the caves, the most famous attraction is the Grotta Palazzese restaurant, considered one of the best in Italy and the world located in a cave over the sea.
Another of the activities that you cannot miss in Polignano a Mare is wandering through the alleys of the historic center, tasting the local specialties in one of the many restaurants that you will find in the historic center.
For all these reasons, you cannot miss visiting Polignano a Mare.
Comment Polignano a Mare
Add photos to: Polignano a Mare


Comments
Still has no comments for
Visiting Matera, Alberobello and Polignano a Mare
Leave your comment

  Thank you

Other Routes

Rota das Cidades Históricas de Minas Gerais
Itinerary for Any vehicle
Itinerary for: Brazil
Distance to travel: 1061 km
Published by: Antonio Martins
Visitando Pisa em autocaravana (MotorHome)
Itinerary for: Italy
Published by: Toni Martins
De Maputo à Ilha de Moçambique
Itinerary for Any vehicle
Itinerary for: Mozambique
Distance to travel: 2994 km
Published by: Antonio Martins
Roteiro dos Mais Belos Lagos de Itália
Itinerary for Any vehicle
Itinerary for: Italy
Distance to travel: 1305 km
Published by: Toni Martins
8 países (Republica Checa, Áustria, Eslováquia, Hungria, Croácia, Eslovénia, Itália, Alemanha)
Itinerary for Any vehicle
Itinerary for: Czech Republic
Distance to travel: 3370 km
Published by: Antonio Martins
Rota Romântica da Alemanha
Itinerary for Any vehicle
Itinerary for: Germany
Distance to travel: 416 km
Published by: Toni Martins
Rota do Rio Douro
Itinerary for Any vehicle
Itinerary for: Portugal
Distance to travel: 300 km
Published by: Antonio Martins
Escapadinha para visitar Castelo de Vide e Marvão
Itinerary for: Portugal
Published by: Toni Martins
Visitando a Toscana em carro de aluguer e autocaravana
Itinerary for: Italy
Distance to travel: 200 km
Published by: Toni Martins
Rota do Rio Guadiana
Itinerary for Any vehicle
Itinerary for: Portugal
Distance to travel: 309 km
Published by: Antonio Martins
Visitando a Aldeia de Pitões das Júnias
Itinerary for: Portugal
Published by: Toni Martins
Visitando as Cascate del Mulino, Termas de Saturnia
Itinerary for: Italy
Published by: Toni Martins
Rota das Praias do Algarve
Itinerary for Any vehicle
Itinerary for: Portugal
Distance to travel: 200km
Published by: Antonio Martins
Rota de Ushuaia a Chaiten no Chile via Porvenir
Itinerary for 4x4
Itinerary for: Argentina
Distance to travel: 3120 km
Published by: Antonio Martins
Rota dos 19 Castelos da região da Serra da Estrela
Itinerary for Any vehicle
Itinerary for: Portugal
Distance to travel: 531 km
Published by: Toni Martins
Roteiro do Paraguai e Bolívia incluindo a Rota da Morte
Itinerary for 4x4
Itinerary for: Paraguay
Distance to travel: 2667 km
Published by: Toni Martins
Roteiro das vilas Medievais da Bretanha
Itinerary for Any vehicle
Itinerary for: France
Distance to travel: 729 km
Published by: Toni Martins
Rota de Buenos Aires a Ushuaia ao longo da Ruta 3
Itinerary for 4x4
Itinerary for: Argentina
Distance to travel: 3900 km
Published by: Antonio Martins
Rota das Aldeias, Vilas e Cidades históricas do centro de Portugal
Itinerary for Any vehicle
Itinerary for: Portugal
Distance to travel: 595 km
Published by: Antonio Martins
Visitando Soajo, Lindoso e Aldeia das Pontes
Itinerary for: Portugal
Distance to travel: 36km
Published by: Toni Martins
Rota dos Pirenéus Espanhóis
Itinerary for Any vehicle
Itinerary for: Spain
Distance to travel: 668 km
Published by: Toni Martins
Visitando Matera, Alberobello e Polignano a Mare
Itinerary for: Italy
Published by: Toni Martins
Passamos pela Eslovénia e fomos visitar as grutas de Škocjan, Postojna e o castelo de Predjama
Itinerary for: Slovenia
Published by: Toni Martins
Roteiro das praias e vilas históricas da região de Porto Seguro
Itinerary for: Brazil
Distance to travel: 155 km
Published by: Toni Martins
Roteiro das Praias da Costa Vicentina
Itinerary for MotorHome
Itinerary for: Portugal
Distance to travel: 239 km
Published by: Antonio Martins
Roteiro dos Castelos e Palácios do Vale do Loire
Itinerary for Any vehicle
Itinerary for: France
Distance to travel: 309 km
Published by: Toni Martins
Rota do Cacau
Itinerary for Any vehicle
Itinerary for: Brazil
Distance to travel: 750 km
Published by: Antonio Martins
Roteiro das vilas Medievais da Toscana
Itinerary for Any vehicle
Itinerary for: Italy
Distance to travel: 374 km
Published by: Toni Martins
Visitando Florença / Firenze, Toscana
Itinerary for: Italy
Published by: Toni Martins
Roteiro para visitar Cinque Terre em Autocaravana (MotorHome)
Itinerary for: Italy
Published by: Toni Martins
 

Why to book with TOURISTIC ROUTES
The best prices
Our partnerships with the world´s largest operators offer research on the best market prices.
More options
At Rotas Turisticos you can book the hotel, buy the air ticket, book the transfer from the airport to the hotel and vice versa, book the local excursions, rent the car, take travel insurance and consult the places to visit and where to go.
Holiday Tips & Destinations
Hundreds of holiday destinations with all the options that allow you to easily choose the destination that best suits your dream vacation.
TOURISTIC ROUTES


Follow us on social networks
  

 
Rotas Turisticas
Grupo Público · 8.410 membros
Aderir ao grupo
Podem publicar fotos das vossas viagens, férias, locais que estiveram ou gostariam de estar. Podem divulgar negócios ou actividades...