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... castle, which is being extensively restored, and which houses a museum of papier mache. We then drove to Roca Vecchia on the coast, stopping at a beach on the way to watch kite surfers and eat our sandwich. Here we found yet another archaeological site right by the sea which has been excavated to reveal human settlement there in the Italian Bronze Age (2nd millenium BC) along with evidence of Iron Age ...
... using glue and sand to create them - it turned out he was from Senegal, so we had a conversation in French about my Senagalese family. We came across a shop which was selling small figures, which are made of clay and straw and then dressed in robes made out of papier mache, and saw them being made. It is an ancient tradition in the area. We visited the cathedral before finding ...
... all built some time ago as a means of diversifying. He picked us a fig each on the way. We had to drive round the estate to reach our accommodation, a very nicely decorated apartment which is on the back of the masseria (a house on a country estate) with our own small 'swimming pool' and a nice area to sit outside. After lunch we drove to Acaia, a small town with a large ...
... west coast and stopped
for a swim at a small holiday resort town. Beaches are few and far between as most of the coast is rocky. There is a lot of litter everywhere. According to an Italian, writing in Lonely Planet, it's a sign of weakness to show any civic responsibility!
Another drive through more olive groves to Gallipoli (not 'the Gallipoli'). The old walled town is at the end of a larger sprawling modern town and is on an island reached by a bridge. It looks very picturesque surrounded by the Ionian Sea, its high walls built to protect it from invasion from the sea. It is an important fishing centre, and there were lots of small fishing boats and ...