Baia dei Turchi
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... on route, and arrived in Barri to have a quick 9 holes of golf. The course was nice but a bit dry and the midday temperature was a warm 29C. After a shower and a piece of pizza we headed south again to see the village of Alberobello. A strange town famous for it so called Trulli houses. Clearly designed for Hobbits they were originally farm huts which grew into being used as housing and even a Trulli church. ...
... three and only went inside one - the Duomo in Cathedral Square. Dark, gloomy place it was too - typical baroque style. The Basilica of Santa Croce, considered the emblem of the city, had my favourite scaffolding around it. I really should learn to embrace scaffolding. Adjoining the Basilica of Santa Croce is Palazzo Celestini - a beautiful baroque building that was once a monastery.
Lecce is also notable for its papier mache handicrafts. ...
... from the tourist information centre....
Gallopili was an island fortress, with only a bridge link to the mainland. The castle was currently not open. However, we enjoyed walking around the walls, hanging onto hat and sunglasses so as not to have them blown away, retreating to the narrow streets when we needed a breather.
Continued along the coastal road towards Taranto. ...
... cruisers. To Pauls delight, found a pizzeria with a sheltered verandah for dinner.
Breakfast was supplemented by strawberries from a shop up the road. Local and sweet, they didn't even last till we reached the waterfall!
An old roman waterfall, waterless, was on the eastern side of the harbour. It commenced from the top of the small plateau, which boasted a cathedral ...
... 8212;-—-—-—-— ;-—- My first thoughts of LECCE was WOW...it's such a remarkable city, and, a lot smaller than I thought. We arrived at B&B REALE just outside the centre. Marco, the owner, greeted us with open arms and such a big smile. He was chippy CHAPPY. He showed us to our rooms, shows us the ropes and left us be. Manu, Sammie and I devoured some leftover pasta from last night as we were stupid hungry from ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet