La Giurlita Hotel
Travel Blogs from Ugento
... 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.
... 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 ...
... picturesque water hazards. There are also dry stone fences that are typical of the countryside throughout the Salento region of Puglia. Having paid the euro for the round, club hire and cart, we had 30 minutes until tee off so we had a quiet coffee (and Peroni for me) in the Acaya clubhouse equivalent of the Ryde-Parramatta's verandah. Bob, Joel, Steve, Joe, John, Dan, Damien, Denis and others will relate to this! And then to the ...
... Well this time, I think I've nailed it.
Captain - Signor
Moretti - Signor's favourite italian beer
Mandarine oranges - Signora likes to caress, squeeze and press them gently every morning for a healthy start to the day.
The allure of the "kasbahs" of Otranto. Mercoledý, Marzo 12th 2014.
We visit a port on the Eastern side of the Heel, Otranto, described as arabic in its architecture. I can honestly say that it's a good job ...
... It was not until the mid 1950's that 20,000 people were forcibly removed from the squalor and rehoused.
One of the "Sassi" rehoused in the 50's was the waiter at the campsite restaurant. His subsequent survival and good health turned out to be a major disappointment for Signor as he tried, unsuccessfully, in peace and quiet, to enjoy the local wine and delicacies with his dearly beloved.
The waiter had some English, having spent time ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service