Travel Blogs from Ugento
... from the tourist information centre....
Gallopili was an island fortress, with only a bridge link to the mainland. The castle was currently not open. However, we enjoyed walking around the walls, hanging onto hat and sunglasses so as not to have them blown away, retreating to the narrow streets when we needed a breather.
Continued along the coastal road towards Taranto. ...
... habit of shutting for several hours in the middle of the day was blatantly obvious, with only a few scattered tourists on the streets. Fortunately I'd located the old mercado before this happened, so were able to enjoy some local fruit as we wandered.
From Lecce, out to the coast again. Driving south the scenery was impressive, reminisent of the west coast of Ireland, mists and ...
... with George C on Lago Como (or so Signora hopes!!)
After that who knows but our final destination before the chunnel will be Brugge rather than Calais.
La Dolce Vita
The weather has settled down. Fresh in the morning, warming with bright sun during the day, cooler but getting lighter at night.
We all feel good. With the croissants of the Aloha Bar in Avola behind me, I'm back to my athletic, fighting fit self. The same could ...
... Southern Italy then South East Sicily would take some beating. Sicily has a wealth of things going for it and the Sicilians are gradually realising this - unfortunately - Calabria seems to be on a continuing downward spiral.
After all the hype about Mafia and organised crime in Sicily, you may be surprised to hear that we did not see any evidence. In fact the only crime we know of involved Signor.
... off at Ferrara for lunch and enjoyed wandering around, even walked through an old castle that casualy stands in the town centre. Continuing on the move we decided to go up and around Venice having a camp spot right on the beach in Cavallino. Watched a gorgeous sunset before having an early night, ready to hit Venice in the morning. ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service