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Tedgale Trip Report: 5 nights in Galatone, Puglia: October 18-23, 2010

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Oct 29th, 2010, 06:40 PM
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Hey, Ted: I've been up that road! and you are correct, it is rocky, but do able -- though not recommended! I think there is now an upscale B & B or Agriturismo there - I loved going up there and walking on the Crete Senesi -- but you have to be there for a while to be able to take the time to wander...

What I loved was being in that area for three weeks, with enough time to wander on the "stradale bianci" or is it "bianchi" or "bianche" (see how Italian fades from memory in this uberAmerican language place called USA) where we made such lovely discoveries, like Castigliogncello d'Orcia, a tiny hamlet south of La Foce, but up a very steep road, with lovely views of the valley, where there used to be a divine restaurant. pas encore.

So glad you are there, and enjoying the off-season-ness of the val d'Orcia.
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Nov 2nd, 2010, 04:11 PM
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Here is a link to a Facebook album that shows the apartment in Galatone that we rented:

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?ai...5&l=05353e73f8

The apartment can also be seen at http://www.holiday-rentals.co.uk/p444365
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Nov 3rd, 2010, 04:33 AM
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And here is a link to my album of favourite (rather "arty") shots of Puglia -- a lot of this is architecture, which is my special interest:
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?ai...5&l=93dcbb02be
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Nov 3rd, 2010, 08:45 AM
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Tedgale: Thanks for posting these--I have no home computer at the moment (using in library for a few minutes only) but will be sure to take a good look once the problem is fixed...
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Nov 3rd, 2010, 12:33 PM
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Our various computers here seem to be acting up as well: One old laptop has lately proven irreparable, hence useful only as a word processor.

The screen of the second laptop went black this morning.

Our main PC is suddenly acting very weird, ever since I downloaded yet another slew (586) of trip photos: I do have Internet connection but most of the time Google tells me it cannot open the page I seek (incl. Fodors).

We are left with one tiny and rather limited NetBook to share between 2 people who work professionally -- and generally communicate with the world -- entirely via e-mail and the Web....

So I shall be *encouraged* to stay off Fodors and other "social media" for the near term.
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Nov 3rd, 2010, 03:38 PM
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what a lovely apartment - and a steal too.

Puglia is suddenly looking even more attractive!
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Nov 14th, 2010, 05:35 AM
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For taconic and others: I just posted to my Tuscany trip report this album of La Foce photos, with this comment:

"Not a lot of bloom in this season, of course. But one appreciates all the more the "bones" of the garden: it is very much a set of exterior rooms, defined by walls, by decorative elements in stone and by changes in level."

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?ai...5&l=949e28528e
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Nov 14th, 2010, 12:42 PM
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Hi Ted: I just saw them on your other report. Super photos, you're a prince! Have you seen the "coffee table" book that Benedetta Origo did a few years ago? Some of your photos would have made the cut for that lovely treasure.
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Mar 24th, 2012, 03:08 PM
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Hi Ted -- Kodi directed me to your TR. Said u also took pics of the Galatina apt?
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Mar 24th, 2012, 03:16 PM
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Yes. Let me look for them and I'll post them here.
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Mar 24th, 2012, 03:18 PM
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Sorry, not the Galatina apt that Kodi planned to rent (which is amply illustrated, however, on the rental site) but photos of our Galatone apartment....
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Mar 24th, 2012, 03:26 PM
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The first photos in this album are the Galatone apt:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...3&l=05353e73f8

...and here, in case I did not post them somewhere above, are my fave shots of this part of Puglia:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...3&l=93dcbb02be
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Mar 25th, 2012, 06:28 AM
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Thanks! Your apt looks beautiful. Do I understand correctly that it is not owned by the same guys who own the one in Galatina that Kodi looked at?

Also love your photos of Puglia -- really has me anticipating this trip.

Kodi shared some of your notes on the area and they were very helpful -- always love restaurant tips.
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Mar 25th, 2012, 06:56 AM
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Thanks so much for sharing your lovely photos!
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Mar 25th, 2012, 02:22 PM
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It belongs to a guy in the UK called Paul Nuzzo.

As I recall, when we tried to rent the place in Galatina we were told it was booked but one of the 2 owners had another place, newly renovated, in nearby Galatone.

Mr Nuzzo was very pleasant to deal with.

The price in early October was very modest. Excellent accommodation too.
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