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Day trip from Alberobello to Lecce and Ostuni.
Lecce is in the Salentine Peninsula, the heel of Italy. The best way to describe Lecce is a baroque city as all its churches and palaces being built in the baroque style. It is referred to as the Florence of the south because of its baroque buildings and because they speak good Italian like the Florentines.
Lecce boasts 40 churches - nothing to boast about! Luckily we only went to three and only went inside one - the ...
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 ...
... 8212;-—-—-—-— ;-—- My first thoughts of LECCE was WOW...it's such a remarkable city, and, a lot smaller than I thought. We arrived at B&B REALE just outside the centre. Marco, the owner, greeted us with open arms and such a big smile. He was chippy CHAPPY. He showed us to our rooms, shows us the ropes and left us be. Manu, Sammie and I devoured some leftover pasta from last night as we were stupid hungry from ...
... a dab of tomato and bake in the oven. A great snack on the run for under two euros. The locals grab them wrapped with some paper serviette and off they go.
The last is the 'puccia' - a Pugliese version of the sandwich. The bread is a soft roll kneaded with a mix of hard and soft wheat flours and black olives. It is the bread that was eaten quickly by Pugliese peasants. You choose the fillings you want and it is then warmed in the oven for about 5 minutes. We ...
... picturesque water hazards. There are also dry stone fences that are typical of the countryside throughout the Salento region of Puglia. Having paid the euro for the round, club hire and cart, we had 30 minutes until tee off so we had a quiet coffee (and Peroni for me) in the Acaya clubhouse equivalent of the Ryde-Parramatta's verandah. Bob, Joel, Steve, Joe, John, Dan, Damien, Denis and others will relate to this! And then to the ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Free parking