Grand Hotel Riva del Sole
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- TV Channel One Russia
- Free parking
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Travel Blogs from Giovinazzo
... were out of cars. Out of cars??? How can that be. This was Hertz and I had a confirmed reservation. They said they did have some cars a couple of miles away and they would take us there to pick up our vehicle. After about a half an hour drive we arrived at some off airport sight that had vehicles. We promptly picked up our Ford Focus and hit the road for Matera.
... relics of St Nicolas, which were 'stolen' from Turkey. It's still an important pilgrimage destination, which we saw when we went down the stairs to the crypt and saw worshippers taking communion, and what looked like handing their prayers to one of the three priests, who were standing in a special area, to be blessed and then placed with a statue of St Nicolas. For lunch, Rob returned to the deli and this time the man made an extra special roll, with ...
... than the Preziosa which was the previous ship we were on. That was 18 decks high - this one is 14 decks high. The ship isn't as new, but we like the smaller ones. The Orchestra (the first cruise) was smaller too, not sure how many decks now, but not 18 decks anyway. I seem to have acquired a personal waiter again - breakfast, lunch and dinner! Takes my order off a special menu and delivers ...
... 95, which we thought was amazing value. To fill the time before our flight home from Bari we went to Giovinazzo, a seaside town just up the coast which was full of Italians enjoying a promenade in the sun. The flight home was rather bumpy and Gatwick 10 degrees colder than Bari and we had a bad tempered taxi driver from the airport, but felt better after one of Wally's bacon sandwiches.
Beautiful morning. We took another walk round the island, visiting some of the bays we hadn't visited before. There were so many different shades of blue in the sea contrasting with the bright green of the pines, hundredsof lizards, butterflies, the lovely scent of pine trees and so quiet. Having walked down and up to the coves, we were quite hot and came across a very small beach (one of only a few on the island). There was no-one ...