Posted by: jimndianne | October 30, 2009

Olive Groves and the Coast

Palmoli – Termoli – Campomarino – Guglionesi – 27 October

Walked to olive groves where Peter (hotel owner) and a team of workers were 025picking olives with the aid of an electric comb-like too, which dropped the olives into large nets on the ground. Very efficient too. Forgot to mention our dinner the previous night was the usual homemade pasta with sauce and bread followed by a dish of wild pork, caught by a local friend of Peter’s (wild pigs are everywhere here!) cooked slowly in a tomato/gravy sauce. Delicious!

Left Boomerang Hotel and drove the 20 mins out to the coast to Termoli and south to Campomarino, where it was recommended as a good place to look for homes. However, we discovered it was all closed up for the arrival of the winter season! There were huge numbers of apartments there, many for sale (Vendisi) but very few folk around so we left the coast again and took a drive up to Guglionesi, a gorgeous little town with a great hotel high above 010 (2)everything and w002ith  views of the surrounding countryside.  Booked in at the hotel (Aljiope Grand) where there were just a few guests. Spent a couple of  hours sitting in the hotel foyer, catching up with our blog. It was all very smart, lovely paintings and antique furniture, marble floors and with capoccinos brought when we asked! In the evening we had the set meal (Menu fisso in Italian) with buffet style salads, cooked mushrooms, pasta with tuna, small pots of prawns & vegetables in cheese sauce, brocolli, tomatoes and guerkins. Add a choice of fried fish or chicken and 1/2 carafe of red wine.  There was fresh sliced pineapple to finish off – tasty simple fare!


  1. sounds like youre having a great time and eating lots of yummy food how long will you be in Italy?

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