Grand Hotel l'Approdo
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... 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.
... more days of riding and then will finish with two days in Lecce - known as the Florence of southern Italy. Tonight we are in Gallipoli. Our hotel is a converted palace with a roof deck overlooking the sea. Old town Gallipoli is actually an island with many beautiful churches, quiet little streets and wonderful people. We are soaking it all ...
None of us slept very well, as we were comparing notes on "...the mosquito..."night. Each of us started our sleeping below, and one by one adjourned ourselves topside, with pillows, sleep-sacs and duvet covers in hand... These particular Mosquitos did not seem to bother us in the outside night air..... Thank goodness. Regardless of our pesky mosquitos, at 7:00a.m. Milena's engine roared to life, and we were off to a ...
... As it started to heat up we made a timely beach stop, somewhere along the heal of the boot, to a place that had still had promotional pictures up from the 90's and almost seamed deserted... Beach was surprisingly excellent and after a 50c beach shower we hit the road for Leece. On route from the beach we stopped in for some fruit, as I am not much of a fruit eater, I failed on the fruit recognition front returning to the van with 'hairy nectarines' or ...