Over the 10 days we visited many cities, slept in 5 different places
We arrived in beautiful Lecce for a light lunch in the garden
Before going out to explore the city
beautiful piazza Duomo
Lecce at dusk
Margaret’s daily gelato!
Chiara made us 4 kinds of pizza that evening!
Sam & his new pajara
an old shephard saved the day
the castle of Acaja
Carlo lent his shirt so Steve could wow us with his good looks
our first dinner!
the mosaiced floor of Otranto’s cathedral
Our magical farmhouse in Uggiano La Chiesa
The owner of our farmhouse took us to meet his mother,
a 90 year-old woman who still sews incredible tablelcothes,
bedcovers and doilies by hand
Some of her work
then they offered us caffè
Next stop: the cheesemaker!
try some primosale!
It’s that good!
Riding back from Otranto that day
And the next day was SPLENDID!
The sparkling sea near Tricase
We arrived in Specchia just in time for…
…our Cooking Class!
Maria taught us to make sagne and orrecchiette by hand
Sam was good at making it..
So was Judy
And we were all good at eating it!
We continued our tour of Specchia
And visited the underground oil mill
And arrived in Leuca at sunset.