Il Valentino Grand Village
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- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
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... night, but this time we didn't. Unfortunately it didn't go smoothly. A combination of our delay with travel, no wifi access, and the GPS program being no use to find a hotel meant we were driving around at night trying to find somewhere to stay. Again we encountered a kind Italian in a small shop. He let us access his wifi so we found a hotel. It worked out well, there was somewhere to park the car and an onsite restaurant, where I had some delicious grilled fish for ...
... the Government relocated the 30,000 population to a new housing development.
Today the Government owns 70% of the properties. In recent times the area had been inhabited again, café, shops, boutique hotels - and is now listed as a UNESO World Heritage Site.
Absolutely delightful to wonder around - even in the rain, we spoke to a number of locals who are very excited about the rejuvenation of their town.
Today we move on to Policoro. It's a beautiful sunny day again and very warm. We set off on the main road and the deviate via Citvia. Eventually we arrive and find a pretty little town high up in the mountains which form the ,,,,,,,,,, national park. The area is really beautiful and the town has a number of sights and view points which were explore. We then continue through the National Park ...
... with, and a law was passed to empty the sassi and re-house all the families in more modern accommodation in the newer part of the town. The sassi were then left uninhabited for 30 years until the government decided to start to renovate, and there are now some of the more wealthy folk who are redoing the caves/houses and turning them into restaurants and B&Bs. The remainder of the sassi are now what constitutes the world heritage site for visitors to ...
Today the weather still wasn't great but it didin't stop us from taking a trip to Locorotondo - where the old town is built in the round. Smilar to Ostuni, it is made up of lots of small tightly packed whitewashed houses and little streets to ...