Hotel Villa Scapone
Travel Blogs from Mattinata
... we got back on the bus and drove through the snow capped Apennines on our way to Vieste. Vieste is a seaside resort on the Adriatic coast that is a favorite holiday retreat of the Italians and Germans but little known to most Americans. We stayed in the old town in a cliff side hotel which was unexpectedly modern and beautiful. There are many narrow streets of about 8 feet wide and many other dwellings and ...
La Masseria Il Frantoio - Sabato a Lunedi, Marzo 17th 2014.
We can't believe how we have struck gold yet again. We struggled to find it but on the left, as we travelled north from Ostunia to Fasano, was the sign for La Masseria Il Frantoio. After a kilometre off the main road, we arrived at electric gates, announced our arrival through an adjacent internal phone and drove in. We were escorted to an ancient olive grove, provided with electricity and shown the ...
... grotto, seeking the
protection of St Michael. Following lunch, take in the panoramic view
of the ocean and the surrounding countryside awaits you at this most
celebrated shrine of early Christianity, a shrine consecrated by St
Michael himself in 490. Return to San Giovanni for devotions,
reflection, and a restful ...
... out of thin air. It is even debated if anyone lived there because there weren't enough fireplaces to keep the castle warm and there were no doors to the courtyard, it was wide open. There is one speculation that it was a hunting lodge, but no one knows anything for sure, not even the locals. It truly is a mystery. Later in the day we went shopping and I bought a few things, among them Italian playing cards because they are different ...
Early start and we were off the boat just after 7.30am. We taxied onto the old town and things were just starting to open when we got there so we had some breakfast. The main entrance is quite a wide street with quaint stone terraces either side with shops beneath. It took you to a square with a church and the museum/palace behind. ...
How has this villa rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Free parking