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... but not to be lived in; a bit like English country cottages.
After Trulli we headed south again to Lecce where we booked into the 8puihotel, a very very modern hotel which is just fantastic. As the review which I looked at when I booked it said, "all hotels should be like this". It's both very modern and just works... We did have to move rooms to get an AC that did work but just down 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 are off-centre to the arch it was intended to co-exist with; slopping balconies; churches with a fašade that has nothing behind it.
The guide also informed us that when the old city was restored in the mid-20th century, the powers that be of Lecce placed ...
The following night we also enjoyed dinner at the hotel. Paul had now worked out how to ask for a half litre of wine, and was happy to go with the house red, having given it a thorough assessment the previous evening.
We had bypassed Otranto on the way south, but as it wasn't that far away, as the crow flies, and there were major link roads indicated, popped across for the day. The pleasant walled city on ...
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 ...
... coast guard buildings to the forefront at the seaward side of the cliffs. From the top of the waterfall, ???? steps up, there was a great view of the harbour. Some work was being done on the sea wall, with artifical rocks in the shape of "jacks" scattered in front of the wall to break the motion of the waves.
Still windy, but given the location, not totally unexpected.
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service