Villa Ducale Hotel
Travel Blogs from Martina Franca
... conical-roof houses are all over this region, but this is the one most oriented to tourists with lots of gift shops. They even charge to go up to their roof top to have a view. So are free, but you walk through the gift shop. Good marketing strategy!
We would have liked to stay longer but we planned to visit a cave-dwelling village about an hour away ( for us it will take longer!)
Matera is in this ...
When I left Yoga in Salento (July 26th) I made my way by train to the city of Monopoli on the Adriatic coast (Zolllino - Lecce - Bari - Monopoli) where I was met by the owner of the B B I would be staying at for several more days so I could explore the Pulgia region north of Lecce. In particular, the places on my radar included the "citta bianca" or white city of Ostuni, the trulli of the Itria valley, centered around the UNESCO ...
What we could have done, according to our Cruise Director Eric (who is retiring after this cruise) 7 am Stretching 8 am Mass (we attended Monday and Sunday) 9 am Indoor Cycling (fees apply) 9 am Rolling in Dough at the Culinary Arts Centre 10 am Mediaspa Seminar - non surgical facelift 10 am Behind the scenes tour of the Kitchen 10:30 and 11:30 are Windows 8 tutorial ...
Mark and Raye are just about to install on above ground swimming pool on the base of an old rainwater cistern. One side has been demolished and the rubble needs clearing. What a team. we shift the lot in less than two hours before the day gets too hot. Shower off the dust and then to the beach for a well earned swim. Lovely sandy bay with clear water. ...
... buying popcorn and helium balloons, another band playing in the square. Eventually the statue is carried shoulder high up the hill to be blessed along with the assembled masses. Big sound system, lots of priests and then another band strikes up. This was really lovely to see. People of all ages celebrating their saint, church and ...
Other places to stay in Martina Franca
Viale Carella 9, Martina Franca | 4 star hotelfrom $110
strada Trasconi Chiancone, Martina Franca | 3 star hotelfrom $103
Via Taranto, 70, Martina Franca | 4 star hotelfrom $96
Via Taranto, SS 172 , Martina Franca | 3 star hotelfrom $90
Via Taranto 59, Martina Franca | 5 star hotelfrom $154
Via Tiro a Segno, 6, Martina Franca | Hotelfrom $115