Costa Brada Resort
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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We spent another half day in Lecce, this time visiting one of the small old houses in the city, the Museo Faggiano. In 2001 the family that lived there were having trouble with the drains, and as Luciano Faggiano was digging down trying to find the problem he came across an underground passage, which brought to light 5000 artefacts and archaeological remains. He then, under supervision, excavated further ...
... 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 ...
... is part of a fortified town built in the 16th century. It was almost deserted and felt a bit like a film set – we expected John Wayne to appear on his horse! We then tried to find a beach that Paolo had mentioned, but no luck and ended up at a WWF wetland reserve, which is important for being the only part left of a vast marshland area. It wasn't clear if ...
... 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!
The drive from Leuca to Ortrano was up the Adriatic coast and we didn't need Mr Waze until the end when he took us straight to our Masseria which is about 2 miles outside the town.
The drive was even nicer than the previous day as we climbed up a mountain and hugged the coast for most of the way. It reminded Hilary if the Amalfi Coast but without the drop at every turn.