Travel Blogs from Torre San Giovanni
... from the tourist information centre....
Gallopili was an island fortress, with only a bridge link to the mainland. The castle was currently not open. However, we enjoyed walking around the walls, hanging onto hat and sunglasses so as not to have them blown away, retreating to the narrow streets when we needed a breather.
Continued along the coastal road towards Taranto. ...
... Discovered the hard way, of course, that in times past, the walls of churches/basilicas and even cathedrals were used as supporting walls for other buildings. Thought we'd walk around the outside of the church to the other piazza.......15min later ! Not that I minded looking in all the shop windows, the leather shoes and bags were a delight to behold. Whilst an interesting walled ...
... with George C on Lago Como (or so Signora hopes!!)
After that who knows but our final destination before the chunnel will be Brugge rather than Calais.
La Dolce Vita
The weather has settled down. Fresh in the morning, warming with bright sun during the day, cooler but getting lighter at night.
We all feel good. With the croissants of the Aloha Bar in Avola behind me, I'm back to my athletic, fighting fit self. The same could ...
... the region is renowned for being the poorest, most corrupt and Mafia dominated society in Italy. The scenery apart, there is little to recommend it, no architectural grandeur such as in Sicily and save for some, the people are dour.
We did not stop travelling on our first night in Calabria until 6pm, arriving at a camp site that should be open all year. The gate slid open and a pasty faced septuagenarian appeared before us, fag drooping from ...
... off at Ferrara for lunch and enjoyed wandering around, even walked through an old castle that casualy stands in the town centre. Continuing on the move we decided to go up and around Venice having a camp spot right on the beach in Cavallino. Watched a gorgeous sunset before having an early night, ready to hit Venice in the morning. ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service