Hotel del Levante
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- Continental Breakfast
- Minbar in room
- Airport Transportation
- Non-smoking rooms
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We had an easy trip from Patras to Brindisi, sailing time 17 hours. We chose not to take a cabin, an just as well we didn't. Most of the ship was full of trucks and drivers and the cabins were shared cabins!
The rest of the public areas were quiet and we were able to find flat couches each in a alcove. We took food on board, just as well as the stuff in the café ...
Our last day in Italy......for a while!
Today we're off to Brindisi and decide to travel via Lecce which we have learned is another fabulous old town......and it is!
Later we arrive, eventually, at our hotel after another period of searching as it's situated on a road that is not open to traffic......eventually we park the car ...
So we are now back in Italy having arrived yesterday morning on the ferry at about 11.30am. We then had an hour or so drive to our Trullo, just outside Cisternino, a typical Puglian house, once used to house wine presses, or animals, and sometimes families ! The trulli can now be seen all over this area, and most are modernised ...
We spent another half day in Lecce, this time visiting one of the small old houses in the city, the Museo Faggiano. In 2001 the family that lived there were having trouble with the drains, and as Luciano Faggiano was digging down trying to find the problem he came across an underground passage, which brought to light 5000 artefacts and archaeological remains. He then, under supervision, excavated further ...
We drove into Lecce and visited the old city. And what an old city! The whole place is like walking through a museum and is very beautiful. It is built on top of earlier towns inhabited by Greeks, Romans and Normans. After the Romans retreated the city was destroyed several times before becoming more stable under the Normans. Again in the 15th century it was struck by epidemics ...