Travel Blogs from Ugento
From a distance, either north or south, Gallipoli was a strikingly white town out in the blue of the Mediterranean. Absolutely spectacular.
TT struggled with taking us to the information centre. Miles out. It also wasn't where the town map indicated, LP, and, in fact, was hidden away down a narrow street in the middle of the town. It was indicated accurately in the tourist brochure that ...
... cruisers. To Pauls delight, found a pizzeria with a sheltered verandah for dinner.
Breakfast was supplemented by strawberries from a shop up the road. Local and sweet, they didn't even last till we reached the waterfall!
An old roman waterfall, waterless, was on the eastern side of the harbour. It commenced from the top of the small plateau, which boasted a cathedral ...
... a nice relaxing little 9 holes with the outcome of: 1 birdie, a few pars, a couple of lost balls, some 'holiday rules', another Peroni, and a really nice introduction to golf in Italy. It was really quiet when we played, with not many people around. There were a couple of ragazze in front who let me play through after 2 holes, and behind a really friendly Finnish couple (no jokes about beginnings and endings) who we talked to before ...
... now. In summer it would be hot and overcrowded.
The fishing port has a myriad of narrow streets and alley ways. Signor e me spotted the danger immediately - a glut of garish, glitzy and expensive gift shops. It was too late, each one had a hand with fingers enticingly beckoning Signora to enter. We watched her, eyes glazed over, her resistance ebbing away as she was consumed by the emporia, much like a dung beetle in a cowpat.
There's nothing for it, Signor ...
... and Holland. His aim, to be a guide in Matera for English speakers. Unfortunately, he continued to practice his conversational English throughout the meal, encouraged by Signora, much to the annoyance of Signor!
Signor is becoming seditious, he is trying to get my backing to usurp the authority of Signora as Head of Strategy and Planning. I must admit, I have some some sympathy with his views - after 8 hours in ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet