Hotel Club Astor
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.
... 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 ...
... 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. ...
... Behind him a seedy, rubbish strewn campsite that might have seen better days under Mussolini. Signor agreed a deal and we stayed the night. Signor took me to one side "Amber alert, keep your eyes peeled, no nodding off tonight". This was serious, I'm not getting any younger, I wasn't sure if I was up to it. Thankfully, morning arrived uneventfully and we were off at 7am.
The next site in Ciro Marina was a haven, pine forested walks, empty ...
... 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. ...
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
- Pets allowed