Travel Blogs from Patu
... speeds are fine in terms of passenger comfort and the only way to notice the difference is by peering over the balcony as the water appears to flow by. It is particularly apparent when on the lower decks. At Deck 5, where the library is located, the speed of about 16 knots is quite impressive. The water really rushes past and it makes one wonder how this massive object can move so quickly. We have been to the library ...
... 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 ...
... for less than €12 a night. To top it all, we walk alone through olive groves for an hour without leaving the site.
It's not grim up north.
The weather prediction further north to Foggia and beyond to Tuscany is for full sun with temperatures rising to the mid-twenties. I think we are going to enjoy our long meandering journey home.
Fino alla prossima volta,
Bruno (Il Cane)
P.S. Signor said not to mention the rugby!!!
... the region is renowned for being the poorest, most corrupt and Mafia dominated society in Italy. The scenery apart, there is little to recommend it, no architectural grandeur such as in Sicily and save for some, the people are dour.
We did not stop travelling on our first night in Calabria until 6pm, arriving at a camp site that should be open all year. The gate slid open and a pasty faced septuagenarian appeared before us, fag drooping from ...
- Free parking