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 Montana, we have very impersonal crosses to mark the death of an individual. These Italian memorials often have pictures (in this case both a baby picture and an adult picture of the deceased), making them much more personal. Giovanni was 36 when he died.

For the statisticians in the audience, in total we covered ...

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

If you think the nightly pin on the map did not move as far today, you are correct. Susan and I are nursing every ounce from the final days of this epic journey. We lounged a little more over breakfast, took more detours, debated the virtues of various restaurant choices a little longer and searched more for the perfect hotel. We have ...

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