Venosa

Venosa: Address, Venosa Reviews: 4.5/5

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Valeria P
2 contributions
Amazing vacation with amazing staff
Jun 2021 • Family
It was the first time we visited this amazing hotel. We came here at 4 a.m. and weren't expeting to get a room until 12 a.m., but luckily we got one and were able to sleep after a long flight.
I would also like to talk about food here. It is a large choice of delicious dishes on every taste.
Everyone can find something on his taste.
Now about animation.
Animation is excellent here. Everything starts from 10 a.m., when mini club is waiting for all the kids. They can play there until 12 a.m. and then from 3 p.m. till 5 p.m. one more time.
Children come back from mini club very happy and excited. They do many crafts ther and play many cool games. Especially Alionka and Meisa.
All the staff is always smiling and is ready to help you.
It was an amazing vacation!!!!!
🥰❤❤
Written 20 June 2021
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Libby
2 contributions
The church and Roman baths are very beautiful.
Jun 2019
Be sure to leave plenty of time to just wander the alleyways. Some of the buildings are adorned with paintings of angels by local artists.
Written 26 June 2019
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AaronPTraveler
Ottawa, Canada17 contributions
Quick Stop for a Wander
Sep 2018 • Couples
We arrived in Venosa from Melfi and wandered the old town core and Castle until we worked up an appetite for lunch. Venosa while only stop for us was very pretty and the locals friendly with lots of bars and cafes mon the main square where life is most active for this city. It is well worth wandering the street from the central core and seeing the houses and shops, The Castle is impressive and strikes and imposing figure in the middle of the square, but we found the Purgatory Church more interesting as a sight. It is very seldom that my wife and I spend time exploring the insides of the places we visit as we prefer to experience the neighborhoods and vistas found only in getting lost in a city and wandering aimlessly.
Written 4 February 2019
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Rita B
Torrington, CT80 contributions
Venosa
May 2018 • Solo
Interesting town with lots of ancient history!! The castle has a great archealogical collection of artifacts dating back to when the Greeks were there!!
Written 20 June 2018
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JHS0918
Boston, MA85 contributions
Amazing quaint town with extraordinary Jewish history
Jun 2018 • Couples
A beautiful town with an extraordinary Jewish history. We stayed at Ca' del Borgo. Very romantic. We had a wonderful guide. Maria Minutiello. Not expensive. info@minutielloviaggi.com
Written 20 June 2018
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swtraveler15
Springfield, MA1,552 contributions
Pretty little town!
Dec 2017 • Couples
Venosa was meant to be a stop for us to break up the trip between Pompeii and Alberobello but we were pleasantly surprised by it's charm. The central square by the castle is small but lovely. We easily parked and began to wander down the main street through the town. We found several cute shops and restaurants and bought a couple of charming reminders of our visit. Beautiful cobble stone streets and interesting historical sites all around. Unfortunately the excavation was closed as it definitely looked interesting to see. Would definitely recommend.
Written 14 January 2018
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Jan01234
Seattle, WA218 contributions
Interesting side-trip not far from Matera
Mar 2017
Our Italian friends recommended Venosa as an interesting stop on our drive from Matera back to Rome. On their advice we hired a local guide, which was key. The town center, home to the famous Roman poet Horace and, at its time, an important seat of power, was enjoyable. But the fascinating parts of the tour were the uncompleted basilica and Roman ruins on the outskirts of town and the Jewish catacombs a couple kilometers out of town. The latter are reputed to be the oldest Jewish cemetery outside of the Middle East. The site has boardwalks and lights, but you need a guide with keys from the town museum to open the catacombs. Not an A+ destination, but interesting. Excellent restaurant just off the central square by the castle. Some of the local wineries offer tasting but they were closed when we visited on a Saturday spring afternoon. We paid Euro 50 for a two hour tour for a personal guide -- not cheap, but worth it for an insight into a less touristy part of Italy.
Written 31 March 2017
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LuisaAndy
East Sussex, UK52 contributions
Historically Interesting
Sep 2016 • Couples
Dates from BC, excavations, interesting churches and much newer castle. Populated by Romans, Castle has interesting fossil collection.
Written 28 September 2016
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Trilly62
Venice, Italy40 contributions
A jewel
Nov 2015
Venosa was home to one of the most famous roman poets, Quinto Oratio Flacco. The little town is disseminated with quotations from some of his most important works. It's a lovely place, its streets paved with marble stones, a huge castle that welcomes you upon arrival. An aoutstanding archeological park, hebrew catacumbs next to christian ones. Layers of history...
Written 16 November 2015
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deukerens
Bulgaria234 contributions
small town big on history
Sep 2015 • Couples
small town with a good museum, ancient ruins and church/monastery of historical importance. also some nice cafe around the square
Written 12 September 2015
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