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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. ...
... had been our intended destination, but as most of the streets leading into town were closed, with police directing traffic....needs to be seen to be believed, we had no hope of getting close so kept on going. The scenery was again stark and wind blown, though fortunately the mist had lifted.
Stopped for the night at Capo Santa Maria di Leuca, at the tip of the heel. ...
... now. In summer it would be hot and overcrowded.
The fishing port has a myriad of narrow streets and alley ways. Signor e me spotted the danger immediately - a glut of garish, glitzy and expensive gift shops. It was too late, each one had a hand with fingers enticingly beckoning Signora to enter. We watched her, eyes glazed over, her resistance ebbing away as she was consumed by the emporia, much like a dung beetle in a cowpat.
There's nothing for it, Signor ...
... the region is renowned for being the poorest, most corrupt and Mafia dominated society in Italy. The scenery apart, there is little to recommend it, no architectural grandeur such as in Sicily and save for some, the people are dour.
We did not stop travelling on our first night in Calabria until 6pm, arriving at a camp site that should be open all year. The gate slid open and a pasty faced septuagenarian appeared before us, fag drooping from ...
Left San Marino and crossed back into Italy, continuing our drive North. We both started to notice the difference in living on the East Coast to the West. The towns seemed less chaotic, the houses were more presentable and the streets had far less rubbish. We stayed on the smaller roads, going in and out of some really nice towns. ...
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking