Our next home from home for the next few days is in the coastal town of Gallipoli. This is the town in Puglia, not to be confused with the Turkish location that was the site of a disastrous 1st World War battle, This Gallipoli is an attractive town, split into an old town and aContinue reading “Gallipoli”

Marvellous Monopoli

Another couple of Puglian towns to tick off the list are Monopoli and Poligano a Mare. Both are characterful and packed full of architecture and local colour. A colourful photographic exhibition dotted around Monopoli’s harbour details the local tradition of the Maya. Each spring young girls sit in elaborate altars decorated with fresh flowers toContinue reading “Marvellous Monopoli”

Blue water dreaming

It might be snowing, raining and flooding here in dismal Blighty but my mind is floating away in the warmth of a Kefalonian summer! Stopping for a brief pause on our road trip around the island, we stumble upon this little roadside pebble beach. Complete with obligatory bobbing boats! Everywhere you look, Kefalonia has aContinue reading “Blue water dreaming”

Palombaggia beach

Yet more stunning beaches are in our sights today. This time the glorious Palombaggia. It’s the most famous beach in Corsica. This vast expanse of sand stretches over 1.5 km with extra fine white sand.  The beach is lined with small dunes and pine trees providing shade in summer. It’s a stunning place. With its stoneContinue reading “Palombaggia beach”