Villaggio Calaghena Hotel
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So, we have not had any wifi access since leaving Amalfi on Thursday! I'm typing this on a tiny Samsung, so please forgive any typing or formatting errors. We left the wonderful Settebello Hotel and the family that run it at 10am on Thursday to set off for Sicily. The plan was to drive as much of the 450km distance as possible before overnighting somewhere in Calabria. We found a place in Zambrone on Booking.com ...
... sand. I didn't go swimming so we tried looking for shops to get some souvenirs etc. it was mainly eateries and restaurants. Don was feeling like a hamburger so we tried this modern Italian bar/cafe. Bingo they had a hamburger ( meat patty, prosciutto, tomato and lettuce with chips) I had an enormous salad and as a bonus there was beetroot. We had a bit more of a look at a store which was the first one we'd seen run by Asians. Back to Mammola ...
... to Mammola we took a wrong turn and went to a winding steep road that got Don abit jittery with vertigo. We retraced our steps and found our way back.Back to our room for a siesta and we needed it. I was feeling very bloated and not too well from our overeating in the last few days. I emphasised to Don not to be convinced we needed more course at dinner tonight! The restaurant A ' Piazzetta was lovely. I had a pasta with mushrooms from the local mountainside and ...
... of mind. The trip took us through seaside towns and we decided to stop before siesta to get some lunch. I had a sald whilst Don had Pepette which our mussels. It wa lovely and it lifted our spirits for the rest of the trip. As we got closer we clocked in the accommodations directions but it wasn't to be. We headed up a mountain for 20 mins on winding roads wondering how to turn around. I tried to ring but we were out of service and then the no. didn't work. Back to town we went and ...
... panini with cheese and tomato. This is because they don't recognise "no carne" as including fish. Back onto the highway and when we past Bari it was like being in Dubai. Plenty of flat roofed apartments and they went for miles. Our impression of Bari that we had from the Discovery Italy book was of a quaint seaside town, no way it was huge. I was relieved that I'd booked accommodation outside of Ostuni as I didn't fancy negotiating the narrow hectic streets. ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking