Hotel Residence Palazzo Baldi
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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.... ...
... Renaissance period of architecture that was all straight lines and asymmetrical, the baroque period used a style that went totally against this - twisted columns; windows on balconies that are off-centre to the arch it was intended to co-exist with; slopping balconies; churches with a fašade that has nothing behind it.
The guide also informed us that when the old city was restored in the mid-20th century, the powers that be of Lecce placed ...
... prominotory had a violent past, which was delicately referred to as "The Tragedy of 1480". It turned out that the Turks, after keeping the city under seige for 15 days, gained entry, then took the surviving townsfolk out and beheaded them! The tragedy was referred to at various locations around the town when explaining why this or that had happened, but we only found one reference which actually stated what had happened. ...
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 ...
... coast guard buildings to the forefront at the seaward side of the cliffs. From the top of the waterfall, ???? steps up, there was a great view of the harbour. Some work was being done on the sea wall, with artifical rocks in the shape of "jacks" scattered in front of the wall to break the motion of the waves.
Still windy, but given the location, not totally unexpected.