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We arrived at Brindisi at around 8.30 after a bit if a hot night on the boat. The ferry was OK but the AC in the cabin was poor, though a man said it could have been changed; maybe.... The cabin itself was good and the crossing smooth but it was bit a short hot night. Getting off the boat was also slow, not helped but unbelievably stupid lot who managed to have an accident on the boat deck due to impatience.... ...
... smaller towns are not as touristy.
They hate the Turks in Lecce. This is because of a war and dominance by the Turks over the people of Lecce. The symbol/emblem of Lecce is a dolphin with a half moon in its mouth. The half moon represents Turkey - the dolphin (representing the people of Lecce) is eating the Turks.
The guide who took us for a walk around the old town shed a new light for me on baroque architecture:
Coming out ...
From a distance, either north or south, Gallipoli was a strikingly white town out in the blue of the Mediterranean. Absolutely spectacular.
TT struggled with taking us to the information centre. Miles out. It also wasn't where the town map indicated, LP, and, in fact, was hidden away down a narrow street in the middle of the town. It was indicated accurately in the tourist brochure that ...
... cruisers. To Pauls delight, found a pizzeria with a sheltered verandah for dinner.
Breakfast was supplemented by strawberries from a shop up the road. Local and sweet, they didn't even last till we reached the waterfall!
An old roman waterfall, waterless, was on the eastern side of the harbour. It commenced from the top of the small plateau, which boasted a cathedral ...
... 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 ...
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center