B&B La Porta d'Oriente
Travel Blogs from Martano
... The drivers were a mixture of nationalities but the further east, the more impatient. No wonder the the Mesirah Island ferry off the east coast of Oman is complete chaos. Before the ramp was down the all male drivers started to manoeuvre in the tiny limited space, why? Annie
Having managed to get off the boat without someone hitting us, we drove an hour north, having a lovely roadside breakfast at ...
... technique used in Lecce, a small figurine can take 25 days to make. I found a fabulous shop (not a tourist shop) with really interesting papier mache figurines. I would have like to buy one but in true Italian style, the shop was closed for siesta. Everything closing for 2 to 3 hours in the middle of the day is a pain in the **** when you are only visiting a city/town for the day. This doesn't happen in the big cities (Rome, Venice etc) but Lecce ...
... 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 ...
TO LECCE -—-—-—-— I was very excited about heading further south because I've never visited the region of Puglia - so I can scratch this one off the scratch map! Today is final day of our long weekend so we left early to get to LECCE so we could explore a bit. The drive was a beastly one, just under 4hrs long, so we all took a piece of the journey - apart from little Sammie who doesn't have a driving license. CIAO LECCE ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free parking
- Pets allowed