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Travel Blogs from Lecce
... 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 ...
... 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.
... shut, not yet June. Climbed the (rebuilt and improved ) defensive wallls and walked through the narrow streets. While not June, starting to see school groups and more tourists around. A sunny day with a gentle breeze, definintely spring.
Looked for the Laghetto di bauxite, and while well described on the tourist brochure, no information on how to get there. Tried TT, our road map, local signs......nothing. Gave up.
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 ...