Il Valentino Grand Village
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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Today's ride was characterized by a variety of road conditions. First a highway with broad shoulders, then a tiny back road with no traffic through olive groves. Next we had to cross the industrial section of Taranto on a major highway with intermittent shoulders, but it dropped us right into the old section of ...
... fresh mozzarella and prosciutto on fresh panini ( 2 euros each ) and discussed our options with maps in hand. We ultimately decided to head north and spend our last week in Puglia along the coast. We finished the day in a hotel where we were their only guests and momma made the three course dinner. It took us 88 km to do what we could have done in 40, hence the "weak pin" but a tough day. Pictures of some of our favorite road signs ...
Beautiful ride in the morning through rolling hills to the town of Gravina in Puglia. The overcast skies caused us to stop for a couple of cafe lattes. The next 30 kilometers were glorious. The sun came out, the terrain was gently sloping downhill though rural farm land, almost no traffic, smooth ...
livestock (donkey, cow, chooks, pig), and the upper for
living/sleeping/eating/washing. As you can imagine, the hygiene was
appalling, mould grew all over the house, they had large families and
many babies died. Not until about 1950 did the government become
aware of the situation and it took until 1968 to forcibly move the
last people out.
We've been to see an
area 'The Trulli ...
Amazingly, we are up by 6:30, breakfast eaten, dishes washed, kids organized, garbage out, and leaving town by 8:15! Then we have to stop for gas (1.54E/liter) and really bad coffee, to go!
By 8:45, we are on the autostrada headed to Alberobello in Puglia. This is where they have the conical-roof houses. Three hours in the car with two little kids! Maybe they will fall asleep. :)
So, we arrived ...