Travel Blogs from Marina San Gregorio
... 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 ...
... 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.
... Discovered the hard way, of course, that in times past, the walls of churches/basilicas and even cathedrals were used as supporting walls for other buildings. Thought we'd walk around the outside of the church to the other piazza.......15min later ! Not that I minded looking in all the shop windows, the leather shoes and bags were a delight to behold. Whilst an interesting walled ...
... br> Mapping the return journey of The Grand Tour.
The three of us have sat down with the map of Europe laid flat.
From The Heel of Italy, our plan is to head north, visit Lecce, more baroque architecture then inland to the white city of Ostuni. Next, the Truli houses at Alberobello, before finally setting up camp for a week near Foggia.
Then it's into the heart of the country to Lago Trasimeno, sidestep Rome, a week or so in Tuscany and a couple ...
... meandering through the heel of Italy in search of utopia (yoga at a site that on arrival appeared to be closed). The second too depressing to stay at. We end up at 7.30pm in the dark parked by rubbish and recycling bins outside a very closed campsite in Sant Isidora near Gallipoli. Another night when I was told to keep my eyes peeled and stay alert.
Fino alla prossima volta,
Bruno (Il Cane)
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Business Services
- Free parking