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... 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 ...
... of the old city at the gate to the city. However, when the map was installed, it was discovered the map dated from the late 19th century. So the square built by Mussolini in 1939 (the main square) was not on the map. But in true Italian style (the guide's words, not mine), they decided to leave the out-dated map in place.
On our way back to Alberobello, we took a detour to visit Ostuni - called the 'white city' due to its ...
... from the tourist information centre....
Gallopili was an island fortress, with only a bridge link to the mainland. The castle was currently not open. However, we enjoyed walking around the walls, hanging onto hat and sunglasses so as not to have them blown away, retreating to the narrow streets when we needed a breather.
Continued along the coastal road towards Taranto. ...
... cruisers. To Pauls delight, found a pizzeria with a sheltered verandah for dinner.
Breakfast was supplemented by strawberries from a shop up the road. Local and sweet, they didn't even last till we reached the waterfall!
An old roman waterfall, waterless, was on the eastern side of the harbour. It commenced from the top of the small plateau, which boasted a cathedral ...
... at hand - we completed the birthday challenge ready for manus birthday tomorrow... Success!!! PRE-BIRTHDAY MEAL -—-—-—-—-— ;-—-—- In the evening we returned to the old town of LECCE for some drinks and aperitivo. We ate a lovely candlelit bar that wasn't particularly busy, but it had a great atmosphere - our group likes a good atmosphere. Inside we had two platters of aperitivo with meats, veggies ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility