Il Valentino Grand Village
Travel Blogs from Castellaneta
... a really lovely, and touristy town with cool white, conical-roof houses. Our first adventure is parking!
If the parking kiosk says in English not to put a credit card in the credit car-looking slot don't put it in!! While trying to figure out how to pay for our parking spot and I didn't see the message. The machine wouldn't give my card back and a crowd was gathering to use the machine. Everyone was trying ...
... one seafood and one meat, thinking that we would sort out whatever else we needed after we finished them off.... But when they showed up we couldn't believe what we were being fed! Squid, cuttlefish, octopus, prawns, fish, smoked salmon, ham, proscuitto, salami and more! We did the best we could to finish it and were well and truly full by the time we were done! We couldn't even fit dessert in, so we headed back to get a good nights rest before another day of ...
... out in someone’s property. We walked among fig and olive trees that easily could have been 900 years old, and broke into storage sheds. The only others out there were the buzzing saccades – very Blair Witch.
Turned out Ostuni was one of the highlights of the entire trip. Its historic core was pedestrian only on top of a hill with white washed buildings with green or blue doors ...
... not shut up and just drivelled on and on - for half an hour at one point at one spot; and in the sun (hot day). God alone knows what she was talking about. I wandered off in the end to explore a bit on my own and then caught up with the group.
Free afternoon before a group dinner at a local restaurant. Too much food again! What is it with Italians and food? Every time we eat at a local restaurant the food just keeps on coming; and ...
... Modugno who wrote and sang the massive international hit 'Volare'.
A stop for lunch in Monopoli - a traditional fishing village overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. And I thought this was just a board game! Lunch was a typical Italian style affair in a small, traditional family run restaurant, that is, food just kept on coming over a two hour period.
Crossing the 'ankle' of Italy, ...
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
- Pets allowed