Quiete Serena

Address: Lecce, Lecce, Puglia, Italy | Hotel
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This hotel, located on Lecce, Lecce, is near The Awaiting Table.
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Travel Blogs from Lecce

A week in Lecce

A travel blog entry by margarnold on Oct 21, 2014

46 photos

... enclosed, encircled by the Duomo, the Bishop's Palace, and Seminary. A major alteration in the 17th Century added a bell tower (visible from our terrace), and opened up a side of the piazza, and also created many new interior features. The original entrance, inside the piazza remains fairly plain, but the 17th Century external entrance is quite ornate.. We've seen a huge number of other churches too, including the more majestic, and less ornate St Irene (patron saint of ...

Giving Thanks

A travel blog entry by gianforte on Oct 14, 2014

6 comments, 11 photos

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 ...

Finishing Strong

A travel blog entry by gianforte on Oct 13, 2014

2 comments, 8 photos

... 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 ...

Return to Otranto

A travel blog entry by gianforte on Oct 12, 2014

10 photos

... refusing to convert to Islam in 1480. Their skulls are preserved behind glass in the church. The painting of the beheadings is eerily similar to the recent beheadings we have seen on TV from ISIL and is a reminder that history has a tendency to repeat itself. If interested, check out "Martyrs of Otranto" on Wikipedia.




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Taking it Easy in Southern Italy

A travel blog entry by gianforte on Oct 10, 2014

4 comments, 10 photos

... more days of riding and then will finish with two days in Lecce - known as the Florence of southern Italy. Tonight we are in Gallipoli. Our hotel is a converted palace with a roof deck overlooking the sea. Old town Gallipoli is actually an island with many beautiful churches, quiet little streets and wonderful people. We are soaking it all ...

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