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Travel Blogs from Lecce
... established we went off to town to wander around the magnificent old town and eventually have diner. How do the Italians turn a simple few ingredients into a marvellous meal? My pasta was to die for, eat much more and I probably will.... The old town is unbelievably beautiful, every street a potential postcard picture. I suspect we are going to see more in the next few weeks. Tomorrow we will be in Sicily.
... smaller towns are not as touristy.
They hate the Turks in Lecce. This is because of a war and dominance by the Turks over the people of Lecce. The symbol/emblem of Lecce is a dolphin with a half moon in its mouth. The half moon represents Turkey - the dolphin (representing the people of Lecce) is eating the Turks.
The guide who took us for a walk around the old town shed a new light for me on baroque architecture:
Coming out ...
... of Austria there was snow on the mountains.
There’s been a really cold spell here and we’re bundling up against the chill winds. The surrounding mountains are all getting more snow on the top, and the air is clean and fresh. Life would be beautiful to stay here in summer and Italy in winter, but I don’t know if that will be possible for me since it’s really difficult to get the right permits.
The following night we also enjoyed dinner at the hotel. Paul had now worked out how to ask for a half litre of wine, and was happy to go with the house red, having given it a thorough assessment the previous evening.
We had bypassed Otranto on the way south, but as it wasn't that far away, as the crow flies, and there were major link roads indicated, popped across for the day. The pleasant walled city on ...
From a distance, either north or south, Gallipoli was a strikingly white town out in the blue of the Mediterranean. Absolutely spectacular.
TT struggled with taking us to the information centre. Miles out. It also wasn't where the town map indicated, LP, and, in fact, was hidden away down a narrow street in the middle of the town. It was indicated accurately in the tourist brochure that ...