Le Cale D'Otranto Beach Resort
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... Lecce boy, definitely famous here! (Died 1965) Escaping without being locked in, we made it safely back through the arch to the old town, wandering down some little streets we hadn't seen before, and stumbling upon the Chiesa Greca, which has been in constant use as a Greek Orthodox Church for centuries. Unfortunately it was also closed. Passing the crazy over-decorated Santa Croce, I took advantage of the grey day to photograph the facade. In the sun, it had been impossible to ...
... believe it or not, never even had to add air. We carried our pumps for nothing!
We we also want to thank all of you for coming along virtually. Your prayers and comments, both encouraging and humorous, made it feel like we had company throughout.
Lastly, we want to our good Lord for preserving and protecting us on this adventure.
Thank you all.
Now we are coming home.
... In Montana, we have very impersonal crosses to mark the death of an individual. These Italian memorials often have pictures (in this case both a baby picture and an adult picture of the deceased), making them much more personal. Giovanni was 36 when he died.
For the statisticians in the audience, in total we covered ...
... 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.