Villaggio Calaghena Hotel
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
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Travel Blogs from Montepaone Lido
... Salvatore grows oranges, lemons, figs and onions and we were sent off with a bag of these when we left the next morning..... lovely hospitality. From what we saw, Calabria is like the South Coast in the 80s: sugar cane growing on the side of the road, sea sand on the road, low ugly architecture. In fairness, we didn't go to the beach, but of all the places in Italy, I wouldn't rush back there as I find it ...
... We had a siesta and then headed to the town. Don bought an espresso and I had a gelato ingliese and creme caramel. We sat with our new friend Nicodemo Agostinos. He had befriended us on FB. Don showed him photos of Australia. Off we walked to the Town hall or municipio. A man coming out of an office said we needed to come back tomorrow to get info on where Don's mum and dad lived in Mammola and where Don's maternal grandmother was buried ...
After a good sleep but on a very firm mattress we went to brekkie 8.30am. Antonio had a fruit pastry tart with coffee and I had tea. Again it was humorous to watch the idea of tea with milk being understood. That was our brekkie! Amazing. However after last nights meal we were so full anyway. We planned to head to the mountains in front of our accommodation after a walk around town to find Aunty Lisa's house. We followed our google map up very narrow, steep streets ...
Our next stop was a B&B at Le Canella Constrada Fratte II. Google maps said 4hrs 54mins and they weren't wrong. We lost some time trying to get on the right road then our journey took us through all the towns along the coast. It was like the Pacific highway 20 years ago. The seaside towns weren't as we imagined. They were very ancient and everyone has a siesta at 1pm. When we arrived near Le Canella we took a wrong turn which we thought was right and headed up into the hills. ...
... dinner in Ostuni. 6 of us went by shuttle bus back into town. How different it was where we stopped. There was a busy Piazza in the old part of town. Cato dropped us off and with no directions we tried to find the restaurant. There was a stage set up with music playing as the new Mayor was going to address the crowd. Children were up late, youngies were at the bars drinking, and dogs wandered from restaurant to restaurant. The next day we got the shuttle bus ...