Travel Blogs from Giurdignano
... Cathedral Square. Dark, gloomy place it was too - typical baroque. The Basilica of Santa Croce, considered the emblem of the city, had my favourite scaffolding around it. I really should learn to embrace scaffolding.
Lecce is also notable for its papier mache handicrafts. With the technique used in Lecce, a small figurine can take 25 days to make. I found a fabulous shop (not a tourist shop) with really interesting papier mache figurines. I would have like to buy one but ...
From a distance, either north or south, Gallipoli was a strikingly white town out in the blue of the Mediterranean. Absolutely spectacular.
TT struggled with taking us to the information centre. Miles out. It also wasn't where the town map indicated, LP, and, in fact, was hidden away down a narrow street in the middle of the town. It was indicated accurately in the tourist brochure that ...
... 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 ...
... a dab of tomato and bake in the oven. A great snack on the run for under two euros. The locals grab them wrapped with some paper serviette and off they go.
The last is the 'puccia' - a Pugliese version of the sandwich. The bread is a soft roll kneaded with a mix of hard and soft wheat flours and black olives. It is the bread that was eaten quickly by Pugliese peasants. You choose the fillings you want and it is then warmed in the oven for about 5 minutes. We ...
Va bene ragazzi ... all those not interested in golf can skip this entry. But for those who enjoy belting the little white ball around, especially in foreign places, read on.
Tuesday was a really nice sunny day so we set off in the morning for Acaya Golf Club which is about 12k from Lecce, towards the Adriatic Coast. Golf in Italy is still very much an elite sport, with the first indication that the course is found down a little ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed