HID­DEN SE­CRETS

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The best way to ex­plore the Sassi is to start with a guided tour. You can book b these through your ho­tel or at one of o the many in­for­ma­tion points. Some speak s English bet­ter than oth­ers! But t hey will re­veal gems that you might miss m if you went alone such as re epro­duc­tions of cave in­te­ri­ors, s show­ing how fam­i­lies used to live. Do D wear shoes with a sole that grips be­cause b the paths can be very slip­pery and steep. I’d then sug­gest a cou­ple of f hours ex­plor­ing with­out a guide. Pa art of the fun is com­ing across the un nex­pected. I dis­cov­ered a charm­ing gu uest house which of­fered morn­ing cof­fee on the ter­race. I could have sat th here all day, gaz­ing at the view over c ave roofs and hills. I also found a c cheese shop as well as sou­venir s stalls in the open­ing of caves, sell­ing a any­thing from fresh olives to pot­tery la amps. Be care­ful, how­ever! It’s easy t to get lost. On the other hand, lo­cals a are very happy to help you find your w way. I also stum­bled across the Sassi I In Miniatura – a model of the old city w which had been painstak­ingly carved over o the years by a lo­cal.

Ther­mal baths

Sassi In Miniatura

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