Travel Blogs from Serrano
... represents Turkey - the dolphin (representing the people of Lecce) is eating the Turks.
The guide who took us for a walk around the old town shed a new light for me on baroque architecture:
Coming out of the Renaissance period of architecture that was all straight lines and asymmetrical, the baroque period used a style that went totally against this - twisted columns; windows on balconies that we off-centre to the arch it was intended to co-exist with.
... 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.
... popping into odd shops and taking them sweet pictures. The Theatres in the city are incredible and are mainly ruined amphitheatres. It was great afternoon adventure and we got an idea of where we wanted eat tonight for some aperitivo. Also, KARAOKE WAS ON TONIGHT!!! Ain't no way saying no to that! We headed back to the B&B to refresh and chill - well Manu slept and this was prime time for us guys to start putting her birthday treats together. ...
I guess we all have an image of the food scene in Italy - little caffės and enotece where you can have coffee, wine and aperitivo, then larger pizzerie, hosterie and ristoranti. All these are everywhere in the centro of Lecce and outside the city walls. But if you're on the run and not out to spend too many euros, the city also has a vibrant fast food scene. Yep Lecce does have a Maccas with a take-away window ('prendi e vai' - get and go) but it also has some great ...
... 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 ...
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