Villaggio Arco del Saracino
Travel Blogs from Lido Marini
From a distance, either north or south, Gallipoli was a strikingly white town out in the blue of the Mediterranean. Absolutely spectacular.
TT struggled with taking us to the information centre. Miles out. It also wasn't where the town map indicated, LP, and, in fact, was hidden away down a narrow street in the middle of the town. It was indicated accurately in the tourist brochure that ...
... a nice relaxing little 9 holes with the outcome of: 1 birdie, a few pars, a couple of lost balls, some 'holiday rules', another Peroni, and a really nice introduction to golf in Italy. It was really quiet when we played, with not many people around. There were a couple of ragazze in front who let me play through after 2 holes, and behind a really friendly Finnish couple (no jokes about beginnings and endings) who we talked to before ...
... said of Signor who bounces out of bed at 6.30am to take me for my "mattina costituzionale". Signora, still full of orange juice, takes a little longer to warm up.
The camp site provides everything you could dream of - a free shuttle service to old Gallipoli, free wine tasting in its adjacent "cantina" (both the Rosso e Bianco have won awards), your very own private shower and toilet, a bar that is open with some of the best coffee Signor e Signora have had in ...
... looks very attractive, in the next report.
Calabria a sorry tale.
As we travelled through Calabria and into Basilicata (the neighbouring province to the north). I overheard Signor e Signora describe the wonderful scenery of the snowcapped mountains and the Mediterranean Sea. I also heard deep sighs, as we passed mountains of uncollected rubbish and shabby seaside towns. Perhaps there was a strike or a lack of resources. Whatever ...
... 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. ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet