AN ITALIAN EXPERIENCE - Places to Stay
Puglia & Basilicata
In September of 2007, we took our first trip to Puglia via Basilicata. We stayed in Matera (Basilicata) and Otranto, Gallipoli and Lucera (Puglia).
The following are places that we stayed in or have looked at.
Locanda di San Martino
Via Fiorentini, 71, Matera, Basilicata
Telephone & Fax: ++39.0835.256.600
We stayed at the Locanda di San Martino in the Sassi district of Matera. The Sassi is a true step-way-back-in-time. The Locanda di San Martino is smack in the middle of the Sassi and is a wonderful blend of the ancient caves and modern hospitality.
All of the rooms are wonderful, but some of them face the path that runs between the rooms. We stayed in #12, "del Mantello", which directly faces the Sassi.
La Riviera Bed & Breakfast
Riviera Nazario Sauro, 7, Gallipoli, Puglia
Tel: ++39.0833.261.096, Cel: ++39.347.914.434
The La Riviera B&B is in the old town of Gallipoli (Gallipoli Vecchia) which us just across the bridge from Gallipoli (nuova). There are currently 5 rooms, 4 of which face the sea - the Gulf of Taranto. We stayed in #101, but they are all wonderfully furnished and decorated with frescoes, etc.
Palazzo de Mori,
Bastione dei Pelasgi (centro storico), Otranto (Lecce), Puglia
Tel: ++39.0836.801.088, Fax: ++39.0836.805.10, Cel: ++39.333.953.0568
Palazzo de Mori is a wonderful old palazzo located in the center of the old town of Otranto. All of the rooms are beautfully restored and furnished. The only two rooms that look out to the sea (Adriatic) are #B1 and B3.