Victoria Palace Hotel

Via Petrarca s.n, Gallipoli, Puglia, 73014, Italy | 4 star hotel
Prices starting from $182.00
 

Travel Blogs from Gallipoli

Lovely Lecce (6450 km)

A travel blog entry by cflove

7

... established we went off to town to wander around the magnificent old town and eventually have diner. How do the Italians turn a simple few ingredients into a marvellous meal? My pasta was to die for, eat much more and I probably will.... The old town is unbelievably beautiful, every street a potential postcard picture. I suspect we are going to see more in the next few weeks. Tomorrow we will be in Sicily.
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Florence of the south

A travel blog entry by joanna.rath

11

... smaller towns are not as touristy.

They hate the Turks in Lecce. This is because of a war and dominance by the Turks over the people of Lecce. The symbol/emblem of Lecce is a dolphin with a half moon in its mouth. The half moon represents Turkey - the dolphin (representing the people of Lecce) is eating the Turks.

The guide who took us for a walk around the old town shed a new light for me on baroque architecture:
Coming out ...

Isitjuneyet ??? isitjuneyet ???

A travel blog entry by pwhalen

3

... shut, not yet June. Climbed the (rebuilt and improved ) defensive wallls and walked through the narrow streets. While not June, starting to see school groups and more tourists around. A sunny day with a gentle breeze, definintely spring.

Looked for the Laghetto di bauxite, and while well described on the tourist brochure, no information on how to get there. Tried TT, our road map, local signs......nothing. Gave up.

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Not in Turkey

A travel blog entry by pwhalen

2

... majority of the towns, there was barely a hotel open. Many of the hotels obviously hadn't been open for a while, inspite of their advertising along the road. Where there was the odd hotel open, the town struggled to have an eatery that might be open in the evening.

While not getting desperate, were quite relieved when we discovered Hotel dei Bizantini, just outside Campo dei Messapi.
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The heel of Italy

A travel blog entry by pwhalen

7

... habit of shutting for several hours in the middle of the day was blatantly obvious, with only a few scattered tourists on the streets. Fortunately I'd located the old mercado before this happened, so were able to enjoy some local fruit as we wandered.
From Lecce, out to the coast again. Driving south the scenery was impressive, reminisent of the west coast of Ireland, mists and ...

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This 4 star hotel is located on Via Petrarca s.n, Gallipoli.
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