Travel Blogs from Salve
Today is a 'sea day'...
We sailed from Messina at 5pm last evening and will not reach our next port of call until tomorrow morning at 7 am.
The most strenuous thing we did was a game of shuffleboard on deck after dinner, well at about 11.30 pm actually.
Whilst I initially had reservations about doing another cruise (I like to be able to see land) it has been a great way to see so much in such a short period of time . To go to sleep ...
We had a selection of typical antipasti at a local cafe then headed southeast for Otranto. This is the most easterly point , know as gateway to the Orient and where they say that the Ionian Sea kisses the Adriatic. once a leading port for trade with Asia, it fell to the Normans and then the Turks attacked in 1480. The towns people were almost all slaughtered but 800 survived and they were promised their lives if ...
... of the life pattern here - we do try to rest in the afternoon but we are flagging by the time the Italians are ready to eat. Sunday we went to the very huge market along the waterfront. We managed to purchase a few clothing items - good fun. We then went onto Ciolo which is quite amazing swimming area set in between cliffs and caves where all the young kids jump into the water from high off the cliffside - it is quite scary. Would not want to do ...
... groves. Some of the trees are 100’s of years old. Part of the day was along a network of designated bike paths that criss-crossed the olive groves which made for a very pastoral ride. As we rode, the warm wind brought with it the heady scent of wild herbs growing by the roadside – fennel, thyme, rosemary, and mint. Andy stopped several times to clutch a handful and rub the herbs in his fingers, taking a deep breath and sighing ...
... restoration project. Although the Palazzo is of the 17th century it was re-designed in the mid 1920's, thus providing the hotel with some wonderful original art deco design features which still remain today.
The Palazzo is also blessed with many architectural features such as the beautiful Stella Vaulted ceilings and original flooring; however you will find touches of British style almost everywhere particularly the fine quality antiques, ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking