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 ...
... crossing from Ereikoussa, Greece, to Santa Maria de Leuca, Italy. This is my first light crossing this year. There is roughly 60 miles of Ionian Sea we must cross. The sun is just making its appearance, the sky is blue, and the sea just a little rippley. With my book in hand, my hat on my head, sunscreen applied, I flopped on the double-bunk topside, and began reading ... In about a half hour, Marina had my ...
Up and out to a awesome view over the cliffs, all our fellow cars from the restaurant car park had moved on and we were the only ones left, next stop, toilet, coffee and sea. Breakfast of kings - croissants and espresso with a view - then we headed off for a refreshing swim. I had always wanted to visit the Amalfi coast - picturing long white sandy beaches, which was not at all what lay before us - cliff edges that shot straight down to water or a tiny beach, ...