Hotel Club Astor
Travel Blogs from Ugento
... left one city and wake up in another is terribly convenient!!!!!!! No travel hassles. Don't have to find dinner, make your bed yada, yada, yada!
There have been lots of little memorable things too - like the different 'animal' towels that are left when housekeeping turn down your bed every night and the staff in our chosen restaurant doing a nightly dance on the tables or watching the giant red fireball sinking behind the horizon each ...
We had a selection of typical antipasti at a local cafe then headed southeast for Otranto. This is the most easterly point , know as gateway to the Orient and where they say that the Ionian Sea kisses the Adriatic. once a leading port for trade with Asia, it fell to the Normans and then the Turks attacked in 1480. The towns people were almost all slaughtered but 800 survived and they were promised their lives if ...
... of the life pattern here - we do try to rest in the afternoon but we are flagging by the time the Italians are ready to eat. Sunday we went to the very huge market along the waterfront. We managed to purchase a few clothing items - good fun. We then went onto Ciolo which is quite amazing swimming area set in between cliffs and caves where all the young kids jump into the water from high off the cliffside - it is quite scary. Would not want to do ...
... dominating its old town. Apparently it has a rather grim history with the Turks laying siege and eventually cutting the archbishop in ½ - a popluar Turkish spectacle at the time. 12,000 died defending their town and the remaining 800 survivors who refused to convert to Islam were taken up to the hilltop and beheaded. Otranto makes up for its past with a charming old town in the shadow of the Castello (there was even an Andy Warhol exhibit within ...
Italian Style and English Charm"
Palazzo Muro Leccese is an intimate residence in the heart of the Beautiful historical centre of Muro Leccese, famous for its Archeology, Mediterranean park with Amphi theatre, "Il Principe" Museum, cafes, churches and award winning restaurants, all within a few minutes walking distance from the Hotel.
Built in 1623, The Palazzo has been meticulously reinstated to its original opulence as a result of a 4 year ...
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
- Pets allowed