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Neil's birthday. 35º again. Today we drove down to Leuca, which is at the southernmost part of Italy at the bottom of the 'heel'. We were surprised to find an upmarket town with some very nice properties, a lot of which we decided were probably holiday houses. We drove back ...
Another drive through more olive groves to Gallipoli (not 'the Gallipoli'). The old walled town is at the end of a larger sprawling modern town and is on an island reached by a bridge. It looks very picturesque surrounded by the Ionian Sea, its high walls built to protect it from invasion from the sea. It is an important fishing centre, and there were lots of small fishing boats and ...
The drive from Leuca to Ortrano was up the Adriatic coast and we didn't need Mr Waze until the end when he took us straight to our Masseria which is about 2 miles outside the town.
The drive was even nicer than the previous day as we climbed up a mountain and hugged the coast for most of the way. It reminded Hilary if the Amalfi Coast but without the drop at every turn.
Had another wonderful breakfast at our B&B and Helen taught the waiter how to make an americano. We didn't need GPS for our drive to Leuca as we were concerned it would take us via the motorway so we followed the signs and used the sea on the right for guidance. What a wonderful drive hugging the coast. Stopped at several spots along the way and had a wonderful lunch in a tiny hamlet. Grilled aubergine with lots of garlic, herbs, chilli and olive oil. ...
Drove over the flat countryside to Otranto, which overlooks a harbour and beach on the Adriatic coast. Old walls enclose the attractive old town, which protect pedestrianised narrow streets and alleys with old buildings, shops and restaurants and a Roman cathedral, an old fort and a Byzantine chapel. Very different from it's gory history when in 1480 all the inhabitants were executed by invading Turks for refusing to convert (times never ...
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