Travel Blogs from Ugento
... majority of the towns, there was barely a hotel open. Many of the hotels obviously hadn't been open for a while, inspite of their advertising along the road. Where there was the odd hotel open, the town struggled to have an eatery that might be open in the evening.
While not getting desperate, were quite relieved when we discovered Hotel dei Bizantini, just outside Campo dei Messapi.
... cruisers. To Pauls delight, found a pizzeria with a sheltered verandah for dinner.
Breakfast was supplemented by strawberries from a shop up the road. Local and sweet, they didn't even last till we reached the waterfall!
An old roman waterfall, waterless, was on the eastern side of the harbour. It commenced from the top of the small plateau, which boasted a cathedral ...
Campeggio La Masseria, Gallipoli. Sabato, Marzo 15th 2014.
It's been a quiet week as we have settled into a wonderful camp site 'la Masseria" very close to Gallipoli on the western side of the heel of Italy. Before I describe our wonderful situation, I've been nudged and cajoled by Signor. The old dog is concerned with readership numbers, much like the old press barons of yore, Beaverbrook, Murdoch, Goebbels. He says that I need to come up with catchier, ...
... It was not until the mid 1950's that 20,000 people were forcibly removed from the squalor and rehoused.
One of the "Sassi" rehoused in the 50's was the waiter at the campsite restaurant. His subsequent survival and good health turned out to be a major disappointment for Signor as he tried, unsuccessfully, in peace and quiet, to enjoy the local wine and delicacies with his dearly beloved.
The waiter had some English, having spent time ...
Left San Marino and crossed back into Italy, continuing our drive North. We both started to notice the difference in living on the East Coast to the West. The towns seemed less chaotic, the houses were more presentable and the streets had far less rubbish. We stayed on the smaller roads, going in and out of some really nice towns. ...
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