Travel Blogs from Gallipoli
... but not to be lived in; a bit like English country cottages.
After Trulli we headed south again to Lecce where we booked into the 8puihotel, a very very modern hotel which is just fantastic. As the review which I looked at when I booked it said, "all hotels should be like this". It's both very modern and just works... We did have to move rooms to get an AC that did work but just down the ...
... very imaginative of the Italians). It is perched on the top of a hill overlooking the sea. Here we wandered at leisure around the small streets and I bought an unusual ceramic elephant to add to my collection.
Group dinner tonight in Alberobello. When it came to ordering coffee, I ordered a café latte. The waitress tried to tell me I actually wanted a cappuccino, I reiterated a 'café latte'. She didn't seem very happy about this and ...
... we received special attention from the staff, with the chef keeping a close eye on proceedings. Fish was recommended so......not quite sure what to expect, less than excited when it arrived with head, skin and tail intact, but, the waiter offerred to debone it for me. My new best friend!!
My BFF had also retreated to the bowels of the wine cellar to produce a piccolo of bubbles. Since he was now familiar with their ...
... 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.
... wind and wandered along the front and through the town. Scattered throughout the village, and especially so closer to the harbour, were some absolutely magnificent homes set in stately gardens. Some still in use, others in need of repair. Quite a surprise given the smaller villages we'd driven through on the way south. Perhaps the extensive marina was the key, crowded with expensive ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Free parking