Baia dei Turchi
Travel Blogs from Otranto
... left one city and wake up in another is terribly convenient!!!!!!! No travel hassles. Don't have to find dinner, make your bed yada, yada, yada!
There have been lots of little memorable things too - like the different 'animal' towels that are left when housekeeping turn down your bed every night and the staff in our chosen restaurant doing a nightly dance on the tables or watching the giant red fireball sinking behind the horizon each ...
... about a villa needing restoration , you say in needs a good dentist.
But it was the soft stone that allowed artists in the seventeenth century to transform this city into the Baroque spectacle we witness now. We walk the streets of the old town admiring the ornate balconies with cherubs and fanciful figures, and can see why it has been called the Florence of the South. There are huge noble residences that local families built ...
... the butchery counter and select your meat and the quantity then it is placed on skewers and put in a large oven , somewhere between a BBQ and a wood fired oven. A few carafes of vino di casa and baked potatoes and green salad and va bene ! GIna and I had bombette , a mix of beef and veal, and Toto chose pork.
We found our way back to the car only to find the turn ahead was now closed for passieggata and we ...
We met Sylvestro and Giorgio in the main square of Lecce and went for a coffee. Sylvestro took us to the market where we bought rabbit and watched the butcher cut off the head. :(. We also bought a lot of fresh vegetables. We went back to Sylvestro's house and began to prepare lunch. First we made two different kinds of pasta,orecchietti and these little mexican hats. (They have a name, but ...
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On Sunday we drove about 45 mins to a beach town called Castro. We took a sailboat excursion on the Ariatic Sea. Rocco was our captain and there were 4 others also on the boat. They all spoke Italian, but luckily one of the women knew English well and translated for us. We sailed by many grottos and stopped to swim in several of them. We had a great lunch of pasta ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet