Agri Hotel Conte Salentino
Travel Blogs from Sant'Isidoro
... a promised ice cream. Anyone who thinks that a Cornetto is an Italian style ice cream has not been to Italy! The choice of flavours is incredible, with more being put on display from the kitchen while we dither over our choices. I go down a fairly predictable chocolate route and we all sit in the square, trying not to get covered in melting ice cream, in my case ...
... shop that sells mobile phones. Not what I am expecting but how sweet of him to take me there. Now everything is simple. I am instantly given a phone, call my sister in law Raye. Which shop am I in? I don't know. Raye asks about the owners hairstyle, bit of a mullet? Yes. Within minutes my little brother arrives! Phew!! Home for lovely chats, wine, antipasti, pasta making and snoozes in Mark and Raye's olive ...
... 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.
... evident when coffees arrived for everyone but me. I sought her out and insisted on my coffee and then asked for directions to the toilet. Apparently while I was in the bathroom, she brought my coffee and started thumping with her finger my place at the table - according to the others, indicating where was I and walked away with my coffee. What does it take to get a cup of coffee in this restaurant? Needless to say, I sought her out again and finally ...
... another was the right course of action. Paul had the house red, with no complaints. Lost in translation was the volume, with a litre jug appearing on the table! As he didn't want to offend the staff, drank it with minimal assistance.
We had declined to choose from the dolce menu, but the staff had other ideas. Obviously delighted by our consumption of food and drink, and just being there, we were presented with layered ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet