Travel Blogs from Ugento
... 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. ...
... coast guard buildings to the forefront at the seaward side of the cliffs. From the top of the waterfall, ???? steps up, there was a great view of the harbour. Some work was being done on the sea wall, with artifical rocks in the shape of "jacks" scattered in front of the wall to break the motion of the waves.
Still windy, but given the location, not totally unexpected.
Va bene ragazzi ... all those not interested in golf can skip this entry. But for those who enjoy belting the little white ball around, especially in foreign places, read on.
Tuesday was a really nice sunny day so we set off in the morning for Acaya Golf Club which is about 12k from Lecce, towards the Adriatic Coast. Golf in Italy is still very much an elite sport, with the first indication that the course is found down a little ...
... find a seat and settle down to The Times crossword, safe in the knowledge that we will not see Signora empty handed again!
Smiles returned as we headed back and consigned the "very useful and very pretty" ceramica to the "gift storage department" in the motorhome. I was very touched as Signora presented Signor with a china mug decorated with little fishes to replace one broken recently on the trip. Signor, perhaps mistakingly, christened it with a birra Moretti. ...
... we felt that we could relax for 4 nights and acclimatise to being back in the motorhome. You take pot luck with the campsites in Calabria.
Sicily - we are missing you already.
The early days back on the road have us all reflecting on our time in Sicily.
We all agree the people are wonderful, generous, helpful, cheerful. The architecture grand, imposing and decorous. The country's landscape varied and spectacular. If you want ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking