Travel Blogs from Vieste
... build a wall to keep them out". Anyway he built this little getaway outside Rome so he had a place to relax when he wasn't busy conquering more peoples and taking more loot. This place was built in the 2nd century AD and it is hard to fathom how they were able to construct such a place. It includes pools, fountains, baths, dining halls, servants' quarters (about a 100 of them), the emperor's living quarters and ...
... perhaps once in a hundred days or more, almost akin to the chances of winning the lottery, Signor e Signora seldom have a major fall out. But after the meal perhaps it was inevitable. You might think that I would be torn between the two, my loyalties split, nothing could be further from the truth. I am the sole beneficiary of such discord.
Signora might be first, I recognise the approach and roll on my back ready for the tummy scratching and full body massage. "Bruno, you're the ...
... grotto, seeking the
protection of St Michael. Following lunch, take in the panoramic view
of the ocean and the surrounding countryside awaits you at this most
celebrated shrine of early Christianity, a shrine consecrated by St
Michael himself in 490. Return to San Giovanni for devotions,
reflection, and a restful ...
Early start and we were off the boat just after 7.30am. We taxied onto the old town and things were just starting to open when we got there so we had some breakfast. The main entrance is quite a wide street with quaint stone terraces either side with shops beneath. It took you to a square with a church and the museum/palace behind. ...
... tourists, the guidebooks had very little to say. This is somewhat surprising as we think the area is quite beautiful. While we debated whether the countryside was as pretty as Tuscany, we agreed this area was worth returning to and exploring further. (We just wish that we had stopped to take more photos.)
Eventually the mountains of Basilicatta gave way to sweeping plains of Puglia. Here the farms are ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility