Il Casale delle Arance
Travel Blogs from Pizzo
... Cold nights in tents. A mutual hatred between me, a hitchhiker, and the average Italian. Rage. Hitchhiking signs thrown and curses sworn. The "polizia" telling me six times to move from safe hitchhiking spots to dangerous ones.
-----"I cursed with vexation. A policeman! The reasoning of a policeman!" - J.M. Coetzee
-----"nature and reason were sufficient guides for a reasonable animal, as we pretended to be, in showing us what we ought to ...
... from Oria in the 1400s. Many of the original caves have survived over the years and even as late as the early 20th Century were regularly being inhabited. The caves, however, remained at the bottom of the status heap. Next were the old houses and churches which climbed out of the valley away from the river and finally, in more recent times [ie, after the 1600s], the "modern" city was established on the higher ground. Thus the city developed in ...
... Bingo. Damn...apparently number 9 is NOT my all time lucky number. Off I went to the slot tournament. The prize there was $500. Okay, so Bingo isn't really my game...but slots...now that's right up my alley. As you can see in the photo of the tally board after my turn, I'm placed third and the top 6 get into the final. I returned an hour later....and I'm no longer in third place...nor fourth, fifth or sixth. I'm out of the running. Just as I was last week. But, ...
... climbing the Starks to our hotel room. We hung around until dinner, then we went down to the Port (the waterfront), to find some food. We had dinner at this really nice restaurant, that served lots of seafood and lots of pasta! I had fresh pasta with crab. It was really good, and the waiter said I was the best at speaking Italian out of all of us (never letting them forget that!). We had desert, tiramisu, then we went back to the hotel and went to sleep. Bye!
Today we had a lie in and then went to Locri where we looked for the Ancient Greek town where the fortress was. It was amazing. We then went and got some diesel and dad got ripped off so there was a bit of arguing. We then went to the shopping outlet where we had a McDonald's and accessed the wifi. We also called at oriented fashion where I got a top and dress and mum got a little handbag. We thence had a nap and tea and later went out for cocktails. Mum tried the local liquor ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility