Travel Blogs from Ugento
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 ...
... huge mosaic floor featuring the tree of life , commissioned by an extraordinary monk, Pantaleone , who embraced all religions and cultures and depicted them here. We then walked up to the top of the castle walls to get a view of the ocean , sparkling turquoise filled with pleasure craft , trimmed by a belt of blue and white striped beach umbrellas , stretching out to Albania. By this time we were all melting so made ...
... lives with his mother Antonia - or maybe the mother is the owner - but he speaks great English and was so welcoming and has given us the lowdown on the town - what to see and where to eat. We have had a good walk along the marina - some of the boats are just enormous. Oh the life of the rich at sea. Had dinner at Hosteria del Pardo not far from us. We are hungry about 6.30 - arrived at restaurant but they not ready for us until 7.30 - can't get ...
... us here, now he had to find our way around. He is an old boy scout / mountaineer with his map reading skills, occasionally changing his watch to compass mode when we were really turned around (yes his watch does everything but talk). As Bertie says – 'let the singers sing and the dancers dance’.
Ortranto was a lovely surprise after the previous seaside disappointments. It is a small town, snuggled around a harbor with an ...
... light Mediterranean dishes are served in these unforgettable surroundings.
"Giardino de Eleganza" a small landscaped garden where time simply stands still, provides a tranquil setting to relax, read or simply sleep amongst the fragrant orange and mandarin trees, itīs that peaceful!
"We feel we have achieved our goal of creating a residence for our guests that would be perfect for both quiet relaxation and entertainment, a truly individual choice."
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Free parking