Dianne had planned this trip meticulously and the last stop was Matera. I had limited knowledge of what went on there. I heard something about the sassi (plural of sasso) being a bunch of caves where people had lived even into the 1960s. But I wasn’t prepared for what we saw.
I can’t begin to describe how this ancient town developed. In an article in The New Yorker in 2015, D.T. Max gives a p... Read Full Entry
In July 2011, Dianne and I returned from three fabulous years in China where Dianne was an administrator for Maple Leaf International Schools. To read about our China adventures, click WilsonsInChina. Dianne spent the next 4 years as an administrator in three elementary schools in B.C. In September, 2015 she officially retired. So what happens now? The nickname of this blog is ToBeContinued for a reason... ... full info
Tourist ItineraryThese signs were everywhere and usually so good that we were surprised to see this one which was obviously hung wrong. Ah, no. Santa Barbara's church was almost straight down below this sign.
Work in progressThere is a lot of restoration work going on in Matera. I liked this sign especially the one warning you not to get eaten by construction equipment. The falling objects warning is neat too.
Above a church doorMost of the churches we saw were very ornate but uplifting. This one was full of skulls and not so subtle warnings. We didn't think this one was too welcoming.
BreakfastWe were warned the breakfasts at this B&B were filling. We kept half for lunch.