Degli Haethey Hotel
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... layers of history, including a tomb of the original Greek settlers dating back over 2000 years, remains of the Knights Templar, a Roman grain store, and a medieval convent, where the nuns used to dry out bodies. He had to pay for all the work, and the authorities took most of the artefacts. It is amazing to see, and makes you realise that this could happen in any one of all the houses in Lecce. We then ...
... Santa Croce, a building more Baroque than any other, its facade described as 'a decorative waterfall, a fantasy that becomes delirium', full of eagles, monkeys, dragons, the saints, the Turks, twisted columns, flora, fruit, ribbons, cherubs etc. It is being renovated so had some scaffolding, but still very impressive. By this time we were Baroqued out, so decided to return tomorrow.
... enter, but we managed to find out that you could only go with a guide on a Sunday at 4.30! On the way home the sky was black and when we got back there were 3 enormous claps of thunder that sounded as if the house was being hit. Later all the lights went out for 15 minutes. We can hear the cicadas in the trees – I think they like the rain, which has cooled things down a ...
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 ...
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.