Salento al Mare
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Day trip from Alberobello to Lecce and Ostuni.
Lecce is in the Salentine Peninsula, the heel of Italy. The best way to describe Lecce is a baroque city as all its churches and palaces being built in the baroque style. It is referred to as the Florence of the south because of its baroque buildings and because they speak good Italian like the Florentines.
Lecce boasts 40 churches - nothing to boast about! Luckily we only went to three and only went inside one - the ...
... majority of the towns, there was barely a hotel open. Many of the hotels obviously hadn't been open for a while, inspite of their advertising along the road. Where there was the odd hotel open, the town struggled to have an eatery that might be open in the evening.
While not getting desperate, were quite relieved when we discovered Hotel dei Bizantini, just outside Campo dei Messapi.
TO LECCE -—-—-—-— I was very excited about heading further south because I've never visited the region of Puglia - so I can scratch this one off the scratch map! Today is final day of our long weekend so we left early to get to LECCE so we could explore a bit. The drive was a beastly one, just under 4hrs long, so we all took a piece of the journey - apart from little Sammie who doesn't have a driving license. CIAO LECCE ...
... we ask their opinion. Salvatore from one of our favourite wine bars (La Barrique) hails from Naples, and told us his favourite is a place just out of the city walls called Rosetta. So last Thursday we set off on a cold Lecce night and found it. What a great place and not like anything we have seen before anywhere! On the far wall there is the pizza oven that has a constantly spinning wheel inside it with room for about twenty pizzas. The room then has an ordering ...
... picturesque water hazards. There are also dry stone fences that are typical of the countryside throughout the Salento region of Puglia. Having paid the euro for the round, club hire and cart, we had 30 minutes until tee off so we had a quiet coffee (and Peroni for me) in the Acaya clubhouse equivalent of the Ryde-Parramatta's verandah. Bob, Joel, Steve, Joe, John, Dan, Damien, Denis and others will relate to this! And then to the ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed