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Travel Blogs from Torre Dell'Orso
... walking, aperitivo and home cooked polpette. In the little town of Torre Lapillo we happened to run into a meeting of the Fiat Cinque Centro (500 - 'the Bambino') Club
People and our places
Old ragazzi in the square at Cellino San Marco
Our neighbour Donato
One of our coffee places - 'the movie star'
Caffè Moro, Maria and Carlo
Our local bar
Mamma Elvira, Andrea and Guisiana
La Barrique, Francesca and Salvatore
... watch the local football team, Unione Sportiva Lecce - the mighty 'gialli rossi'. Great experience with the locals winning 3-0 and their star 'numero dieci' bagging a hat trick. The crowd loved it. Tomorrow we're visiting one of the local wineries and then later in the week we're heading north to check out the trulli area north-west of Lecce (Ostuni, Alberobello and Locorotondo - worth googling). We'll keep you ...
... find a seat and settle down to The Times crossword, safe in the knowledge that we will not see Signora empty handed again!
Smiles returned as we headed back and consigned the "very useful and very pretty" ceramica to the "gift storage department" in the motorhome. I was very touched as Signora presented Signor with a china mug decorated with little fishes to replace one broken recently on the trip. Signor, perhaps mistakingly, christened it with a birra Moretti. ...
Just had to make a short mid week entry. It goes like this. Drive to the supermercato, pick up a couple of trout for €4, grab a bottle of Salento c******nay for another €4, bake in the oven while listening to Nick Cave. Another masterpiece a casa di Maureen. Mangiare, bevere ... Va bene or what? And thanks for all the comments to the blog. Really great to keep in contact with our wonderful friends and family. Voi vogliamo ...
... Bingo, it worked and improvements were immediately in hand or nose should I say.
As usual I was left in the van on guard! Signor e Signora ventured down into medieval Matera. The town and its houses were carved out of the soft limestone ravine. The "Sassi" as they were known were cave dwellers. It's been said that if Dante's Inferno had described any actual place, this would have been it. It was a mecca for malaria, cholera ...