LECCE – Day Three

Part of what makes Lecce such a beautiful city is the fact that a particular type of stone was used for the building of most of its Baroque buildings and monuments.  This stone, Pietra Leccese, is actually mined  in quarries close to the city.  It’s a very soft stone, that hardens with time, and so…

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LECCE – Day Two

Lecce is a city that delights the eye.  There are always new details to pick up on, no matter how often one walks down the same street.  In order to see it all, one needs to look to the right, to the left, up above one’s head, all seemingly at the same time!   This…

LECCE – Day One

Whenever you tell someone that you are going to Puglia, one of the first questions that they ask is, “Are you going to Lecce?”  Then, if you say no, they will usually shake their heads, and say something like, “That’s too bad.”  This has happened to me countless times.  But it piqued my interest, and…

BRINDISI – pt 3

The Portico of the Knights Templar is a lovely example of 14th century architecture.  The Piazza Duomo in Brindisi is home to two of the city’s most prized attractions: the Duomo, or Cathedral, and the Archaeological Provincial Museum Ribezzo.  The museum exhibits artifacts from prehistoric to late Roman times, and is fascinating.  Nearby, in Piazza…