MONOPOLI – Day One

We had spotted quite a few of the menhirs on our list during our stay in Otranto, but had yet to see one Dolmen.  So, we decided to search for a few of them as we left Otranto to make our way to Monopoli.This menhir was interesting because of the two crosses carved into the…

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OTRANTO – Day Four

We managed to do quite a lot on our last day in Otranto.  We saw some more of the city, took a walk into the surrounding countryside, and managed to get in two road trips.  We started the first road trip in the morning.  We wanted to drive down to the bottom of the heel…

OTRANTO – Day Three

We decided to begin day three of our stay in Otranto with a drive, exploring the environs to the south of the city.  The coastline in this part of Italia is literally lined with remains of towers built as protection against invaders coming from the sea.  The Torre del Serpe was the first one that…

OTRANTO – Day Two

Across the street from our apartment in Otranto was a small church which is attached to a luxury B&B.  While I didn’t get the chance to see any of the hotel space, the church was lovely.  The Corte di Nettuno is another high end hotel/b&b, which also features a restaurant.This ship/sculpture made out of iron…