Travel Blogs from Patu
– Another day at sea. As left Naples, we embarked on our longest sector between ports – Naples to Dubrovnik. It will take about the same time as when we sailed from Genoa to Naples, but the distance is greater and as you would guess with a little application of mathematics, we need to travel faster on this section of our voyage. And we are! In fact about twice as fast as when we sailed down the coast to ...
... from the tourist information centre....
Gallopili was an island fortress, with only a bridge link to the mainland. The castle was currently not open. However, we enjoyed walking around the walls, hanging onto hat and sunglasses so as not to have them blown away, retreating to the narrow streets when we needed a breather.
Continued along the coastal road towards Taranto. ...
... had been our intended destination, but as most of the streets leading into town were closed, with police directing traffic....needs to be seen to be believed, we had no hope of getting close so kept on going. The scenery was again stark and wind blown, though fortunately the mist had lifted.
Stopped for the night at Capo Santa Maria di Leuca, at the tip of the heel. ...
... 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