Messapia Hotel & Resort
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- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Kids activities or Babysitting
- Free parking
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... west coast and stopped
for a swim at a small holiday resort town. Beaches are few and far between as most of the coast is rocky. There is a lot of litter everywhere. According to an Italian, writing in Lonely Planet, it's a sign of weakness to show any civic responsibility!
... nets, and although the main street has lots of shops selling souvenirs, when you leave this it feels very untouristy and lived in. We walked round the outskirts of the town before visiting an underground olive mill, a small space carved out of the tufa rock where men would work four hours on, two hours off, around the clock to produce oil for lamps, and a blindfolded donkey would ...
... is another wonderful find, big 4 poster bed draped with fine white linen and like most places in Italy a wet room shower with huge shower head. The restaurant is renowned and had several Mitchelin recommendations. Eating here both nights 5 course meal with choice for €24 which we think is pretty good.
as the weather has been soooo hot we are spending most of ...
... delicious. As we got nearer Leuca used Mr Waze to get us to our hotel and he did it effortlessly.
Leuca is tiny but georgous, the sea here is the Mediterranean as it is at the very tip. Lovely B&B with fabulous breakfast of homemade bread and jams and cake made that morning. The lady lived for a time in Brighton so spoke excellent English and knew how to make an americano.
Next we will travel to our final destination Otranio.
... the cathedral has a nicely arranged display of the skulls, but as it was closed we didn't have the pleasure of seeing them! We visited the fort, built in 1081 and had a nice lunch in a small restaurant in the old town. We then went for a very refreshing swim in the sea before taking a scenic drive down the rocky coast as far as Castro. The perimeter of Salento Peninsula is studded with numerous coastal towers built in the XVI century aiming ...