Travel Blogs from Salve
... 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. ...
... with not much signposting and an intercom security gate that only opens when you let them know why you want to come in. Once past the security gate we found ourself at the course and the clubhouse which is housed in what was formerly an old 'masseria' - a fortified farm house or country house on a country estate found in the region of Puglia. The setting itself is spectacular with the holes winding through very wild terrain that is ...
... 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 ...
... Bingo, it worked and improvements were immediately in hand or nose should I say.
As usual I was left in the van on guard! Signor e Signora ventured down into medieval Matera. The town and its houses were carved out of the soft limestone ravine. The "Sassi" as they were known were cave dwellers. It's been said that if Dante's Inferno had described any actual place, this would have been it. It was a mecca for malaria, cholera ...
... off at Ferrara for lunch and enjoyed wandering around, even walked through an old castle that casualy stands in the town centre. Continuing on the move we decided to go up and around Venice having a camp spot right on the beach in Cavallino. Watched a gorgeous sunset before having an early night, ready to hit Venice in the morning. ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service