Garden Hotel Ripa
Travel Blogs from Vieste
... we got back on the bus and drove through the snow capped Apennines on our way to Vieste. Vieste is a seaside resort on the Adriatic coast that is a favorite holiday retreat of the Italians and Germans but little known to most Americans. We stayed in the old town in a cliff side hotel which was unexpectedly modern and beautiful. There are many narrow streets of about 8 feet wide and many other dwellings and ...
Sweetness and Light (trulli, madly, deeply!!!!).
Back in harmony, the three of us visit Cisternino and Locorotondo and pass many Trulli houses. Cylindrical stone whitewashed structures with conical stone clad roofs built by peasants, encouraged by landowners who avoided paying tax since they were deemed moveable structures. Many are now gentrified and included in modern villas with mixed success. We manage to avoid the tourist magnet that is Alberobello, all gift ...
... grotto, seeking the
protection of St Michael. Following lunch, take in the panoramic view
of the ocean and the surrounding countryside awaits you at this most
celebrated shrine of early Christianity, a shrine consecrated by St
Michael himself in 490. Return to San Giovanni for devotions,
reflection, and a restful ...
... we decided to walk around the top of the wall which was really worthwhile and you could see so much of the town within the walls which has been so well preserved and of the town and coast beyond. I kept looking for the clover shaped windows I remembered as a kid and finally found them at the end and they were the sides of a ...
... It overlooked the olive groves and the nearby Lago di Varno. After check-in, we sat on our veranda, sipped wine and watched the sunset on another lovely day. Later we went to the hotel's restaurant, where we had a lovely dinner.
Tomorrow we begin our last full week of vacation, as we zip up the coast toward Venice. It will take us two days to complete the drive. Who knows what adventures we will find along the ...
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility