Travel Blogs from Supersano
... Cathedral Square. Dark, gloomy place it was too - typical baroque. The Basilica of Santa Croce, considered the emblem of the city, had my favourite scaffolding around it. I really should learn to embrace scaffolding.
Lecce is also notable for its papier mache handicrafts. With the technique used in Lecce, a small figurine can take 25 days to make. I found a fabulous shop (not a tourist shop) with really interesting papier mache figurines. I would have like to buy one but ...
... majority of the towns, there was barely a hotel open. Many of the hotels obviously hadn't been open for a while, inspite of their advertising along the road. Where there was the odd hotel open, the town struggled to have an eatery that might be open in the evening.
While not getting desperate, were quite relieved when we discovered Hotel dei Bizantini, just outside Campo dei Messapi.
... journey. Straight after, we got our butts in gear and out into LECCE we went. As I said, it's quite a small place, and Marco even mapped out the town with places and directions to go. Very helpful guy! In LECCE we saw some outstanding architectural churches and buildings. It really has a Tuscan vibe combined with its own vibes. The old town is delightful and in the evening it's even more beautiful. We spent the day walking around most of the ...
I guess we all have an image of the food scene in Italy - little caffės and enotece where you can have coffee, wine and aperitivo, then larger pizzerie, hosterie and ristoranti. All these are everywhere in the centro of Lecce and outside the city walls. But if you're on the run and not out to spend too many euros, the city also has a vibrant fast food scene. Yep Lecce does have a Maccas with a take-away window ('prendi e vai' - get and go) but it also has some great ...
... They own a villa in a nearby village and come down from time to time to play golf and cycle. Nice idea? After the round, back to the 'verandah' for lunch and a vino biancho for the assistant and photographer, and a spritz for me. It was now about 1pm and with the weather still beautiful and sunny, the course started to fill up with locals. NOW we started to get an idea about why shops in Lecce close for a 4 hour 'siesta' just after ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service