Porta d'Oriente Hotel & Residence
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... taken the following morning. We couldn't believe our good fortune! The 360 degree view is wonderful at any time of day or night. The photos don't really do justice to the space, but just give an idea... We are making the most of exceptionally good weather - mid-20s, sunny all day, and mild evenings - and I'm enjoying cooking locally inspired dishes in our well-equipped kitchen, and eating breakfast and some dinners while enjoying our own rooftop view. I've cooked eggs, to eat ...
Susan and I spent the day on a walking tour of Lecce; what a gem of a city. I have included a few pictures of some of the architecture and churches. But mostly in this blog entry, however, I wanted to thank a few people for their support on this trip.
First, my dear wife who followed my navigational instructions even when they led down uncertain paths, unpaved roads, superhighways and even ...
... in 26 days which averages to 71.7 kilometers per day. Or for those of you that are metrically challenged, that is 1,159 miles or 44.3 miles per day.
Another significant stat, and probably more important, is that this fall marks 30 years since Susan and I first met. This trip has been a tremendous way to celebrate that ...
... palace with just nine rooms and is located inside the old fortified citadel. We finished the day with a wonderful seafood dinner.
But our return to Otranto brings other more somber reflections. Otranto is also home to a vast cathedral, consecrated in 1088, which houses a memorial to 813 Christian men beheaded by the ...
... on tandems. We also hiked up a long set of dual stone steps to the lighthouse and the Basilica of Santa Maria where we attended evening mass; the church was extremely well maintained even if the service in Italian was not that easy to understand. We finished the day with more seafood and a welcome rest at a B&B on the ocean. Thanks for coming along. Pictures of the day attached.