Hotel Residence Torre del Porto
Travel Blogs from Mattinata
... we got back on the bus and drove through the snow capped Apennines on our way to Vieste. Vieste is a seaside resort on the Adriatic coast that is a favorite holiday retreat of the Italians and Germans but little known to most Americans. We stayed in the old town in a cliff side hotel which was unexpectedly modern and beautiful. There are many narrow streets of about 8 feet wide and many other dwellings and ...
... for Sunday lunch.
Whilst the four courses, including sweet, were wonderful but petite, Signor was rather puzzled that others seemed to be enjoying a game stew (a speciality of the region).
Whose fault this was, I wouldn't like to say, whether the €39 didn't cover the game stew, who knows but Signor took umbrage and snow fell throughout the night.
The Moral Maze.
I have to report that it does not happen often, in fact it is a very ...
... grotto, seeking the
protection of St Michael. Following lunch, take in the panoramic view
of the ocean and the surrounding countryside awaits you at this most
celebrated shrine of early Christianity, a shrine consecrated by St
Michael himself in 490. Return to San Giovanni for devotions,
reflection, and a restful ...
... out of thin air. It is even debated if anyone lived there because there weren't enough fireplaces to keep the castle warm and there were no doors to the courtyard, it was wide open. There is one speculation that it was a hunting lodge, but no one knows anything for sure, not even the locals. It truly is a mystery. Later in the day we went shopping and I bought a few things, among them Italian playing cards because they are different ...
Early start and we were off the boat just after 7.30am. We taxied onto the old town and things were just starting to open when we got there so we had some breakfast. The main entrance is quite a wide street with quaint stone terraces either side with shops beneath. It took you to a square with a church and the museum/palace behind. ...
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking