Hotel Vittoria Resort & Spa
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... times, and only later discovered them! One example is a carved lion, on the Chapel of San Marco, a small deconsecrated church. The emblem is used as Venice's symbol too, and we searched high, but not low enough! We were looking for a grand church, but the doorway and lion are not much above head height. The most outrageously Baroque building of all is the Basilica di Sante Croce. Built between 1549 and 1689 it provided work for a huge team of stone carvers and cutters. That's ...
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Third, thanks to our friends Dario and Giuseppe at Siciclando Bike tours. They kindly assisted us on this trip with free advice and encouragement. If you ever want to do a bike trip in Italy, call these guys. One tip proved most valuable. They recommended that we use Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires. Wow! We rode over unpaved roads, glass, cobblestones for 1,800 ...
Today was our last day of pedaling. We finished strong covering 108 kilometers which was our biggest day of the trip. We started from Otranto and rode up along the coast and through the olive groves nearly to Brindisi then turned inland, and back south, toward our destination of Lecce.
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... 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.
... on tandems. We also hiked up a long set of dual stone steps to the lighthouse and the Basilica of Santa Maria where we attended evening mass; the church was extremely well maintained even if the service in Italian was not that easy to understand. We finished the day with more seafood and a welcome rest at a B&B on the ocean. Thanks for coming along. Pictures of the day attached.