La Giurlita Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
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- Swimming pool
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Fast sail all the way over to Otranto and even had the fun of Dolphins playing at the helm. Busy shipping lanes overnight kept us all on our toes and Eric plenty of time to practise his lights. Winds were so favourable we headed on South to M.Saint Di Leuca still arriving by 3pm in time for a cocktail on shore before getting Ellis already for next early departure ...
... ahead, a dark ribbon of road weaving between them, a great reward for the climb. A note here I forgot earlier: This segment of road, for almost 15km, was blocked to through traffic, restricted to residents and beach traffic only. Since we are in the off season here somehow, this meant that we saw about 4 cars (and 2 tour busses) for the entire hour or so we were on this stretch. No traffic = very fun biking. So we started down the hills, dancing through curves, ...
... bikeability, all three sections did prove to be beautiful, and certainly displayed the least traffic we’ve seen so far. Apart from those parts, much of the ride was a main road: coastal and beautiful, but busy. The kids arrived in Leuca around 6:45, which gave them enough time to check in with the parents, relax briefly, and shower, before heading out to dinner. In keeping with Italian tradition, we had antipasti, pasta, and an entrée each. The antipasti ...
... out of Lecce, took a couple of unintentional detours, and eventually made it out of the city and into farm land. Today's scenery was quite different from the last two days. It was more agricultural, with large farms of orc************ds, olives etc). We saw plenty of those the first two days as well, but in a more pastoral or family farm -type setting. The terrain today was mostly flatter, fewer pretty little lanes and ...
... refusing to convert to Islam in 1480. Their skulls are preserved behind glass in the church. The painting of the beheadings is eerily similar to the recent beheadings we have seen on TV from ISIL and is a reminder that history has a tendency to repeat itself. If interested, check out "Martyrs of Otranto" on Wikipedia.