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... but not to be lived in; a bit like English country cottages.
After Trulli we headed south again to Lecce where we booked into the 8puihotel, a very very modern hotel which is just fantastic. As the review which I looked at when I booked it said, "all hotels should be like this". It's both very modern and just works... We did have to move rooms to get an AC that did work but just down the ...
... Renaissance period of architecture that was all straight lines and asymmetrical, the baroque period used a style that went totally against this - twisted columns; windows on balconies that are off-centre to the arch it was intended to co-exist with; slopping balconies; churches with a fašade that has nothing behind it.
The guide also informed us that when the old city was restored in the mid-20th century, the powers that be of Lecce placed ...
... from the tourist information centre....
Gallopili was an island fortress, with only a bridge link to the mainland. The castle was currently not open. However, we enjoyed walking around the walls, hanging onto hat and sunglasses so as not to have them blown away, retreating to the narrow streets when we needed a breather.
Continued along the coastal road towards Taranto. ...
Into Lecce in inclement weather....out with the trusty umbrella. Needed an ATM urgently, as our 50 sontimes was insufficient for the parking attendant, who wanted payment in advance! Once that detail had been taken care of, repaired to a suitable cafe for coffee, chosen for the incredible looking bruschetta that other patrons were eating. A good choice. Thus fortified, headed out to view ...
... journey. Straight after, we got our butts in gear and out into LECCE we went. As I said, it's quite a small place, and Marco even mapped out the town with places and directions to go. Very helpful guy! In LECCE we saw some outstanding architectural churches and buildings. It really has a Tuscan vibe combined with its own vibes. The old town is delightful and in the evening it's even more beautiful. We spent the day walking around most of the ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet