Travel Blogs from Ugento
... 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. ...
Into Lecce in inclement weather....out with the trusty umbrella. Needed an ATM urgently, as our 50 sontimes was insufficient for the parking attendant, who wanted payment in advance! Once that detail had been taken care of, repaired to a suitable cafe for coffee, chosen for the incredible looking bruschetta that other patrons were eating. A good choice. Thus fortified, headed out to view ...
... They own a villa in a nearby village and come down from time to time to play golf and cycle. Nice idea? After the round, back to the 'verandah' for lunch and a vino biancho for the assistant and photographer, and a spritz for me. It was now about 1pm and with the weather still beautiful and sunny, the course started to fill up with locals. NOW we started to get an idea about why shops in Lecce close for a 4 hour 'siesta' just after ...
... 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 ...
... and Holland. His aim, to be a guide in Matera for English speakers. Unfortunately, he continued to practice his conversational English throughout the meal, encouraged by Signora, much to the annoyance of Signor!
Signor is becoming seditious, he is trying to get my backing to usurp the authority of Signora as Head of Strategy and Planning. I must admit, I have some some sympathy with his views - after 8 hours in ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking