OTRANTO – Day One

Puglia is home to 120 Menhir and 50 Dolmens.  Most of these are concentrated in the Salento region.  Now, in case you don’t know what menhir and dolmen are, I will tell you.  They are ancient stone works – think Stonehenge.  Menhir are usually single pieces of stone standing straight up from a base, while…

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MAGLIE – Day Three

The weather forecast was not promising for our third day in Maglie, with rain predicted for  the afternoon, so we decided to spend our morning taking a road trip, returning to Maglie later, and weather permitting, continuing to explore the town.  So, we hopped into the car, and set off for the seaside town of…

MAGLIE – Day Two

We decided to begin our second day in Maglie by seeing some of its sights.  Then, in the afternoon, we could take a little drive to one of the neighboring towns, if we wished.  So, after a lovely breakfast, we set out for the Duomo, or the Chiesa della Collegiata.  One spots the beautiful Campanile…

MAGLIE – Day One

While it is possible to travel in the Salento region by train, it is much easier and quicker if you have a car.  Luckily, I was traveling with my friend, Susan, who decided to rent an automobile for this section of our trip.  I don’t drive, so the two of us came up with an…

LECCE – Day Four

If you think the streets of Lecce are filled with beautiful Baroque decorations, then the churches will astound you!The Basilica of Santa Croce is considered to be the ultimate symbol of the Baroque in the Salento region.  It is magnificent!  This is a must see when you are in Lecce!  Next door to the Basilica…