Grand Hotel Club Daniela
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... of St Joseph in Lecce stone, and altars of magnificent marble, and what looks to me like Lapis Lazuli. As usual, any scant historical information is in Italian, and often doesn't say much at all anyway. The real treasure was a tiny 13th Century chapel, with fabulous wall paintings. We were the only people there, apart from a bored security man. We've visited the Castello, built by Carlo V in 1537 on the site of an ancient medieval castle dating back to Tancredi's time. It's a ...
Susan and I spent the day on a walking tour of Lecce; what a gem of a city. I have included a few pictures of some of the architecture and churches. But mostly in this blog entry, however, I wanted to thank a few people for their support on this trip.
First, my dear wife who followed my navigational instructions even when they led down uncertain paths, unpaved roads, superhighways and even ...
Today was our last day of pedaling. We finished strong covering 108 kilometers which was our biggest day of the trip. We started from Otranto and rode up along the coast and through the olive groves nearly to Brindisi then turned inland, and back south, toward our destination of Lecce.
I have included a picture of a ...
... 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.
... on tandems. We also hiked up a long set of dual stone steps to the lighthouse and the Basilica of Santa Maria where we attended evening mass; the church was extremely well maintained even if the service in Italian was not that easy to understand. We finished the day with more seafood and a welcome rest at a B&B on the ocean. Thanks for coming along. Pictures of the day attached.