Grand Hotel l'Approdo
Travel Blogs from Santa Maria di Leuca
... not too many years before Mt Vesuvius erupted in 79AD.
We have had a nice quiet day and have met some lovely couples. One was in the coffee lounge when we got talking to an older English couple (now that’s a surprise, not) who were just so interested in us and our holiday. They shared some of their experiences with us and the four of us had a few laughs together. Splendid. Again at lunch, we ...
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 ...
... habit of shutting for several hours in the middle of the day was blatantly obvious, with only a few scattered tourists on the streets. Fortunately I'd located the old mercado before this happened, so were able to enjoy some local fruit as we wandered.
From Lecce, out to the coast again. Driving south the scenery was impressive, reminisent of the west coast of Ireland, mists and ...
... find a seat and settle down to The Times crossword, safe in the knowledge that we will not see Signora empty handed again!
Smiles returned as we headed back and consigned the "very useful and very pretty" ceramica to the "gift storage department" in the motorhome. I was very touched as Signora presented Signor with a china mug decorated with little fishes to replace one broken recently on the trip. Signor, perhaps mistakingly, christened it with a birra Moretti. ...
... 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 ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet