Road Trip Salento

A couple of days ago the family packed ourselves in the little Opel and took off to round the “heel of the boot”.
Oria-Otranto via Brindisi/Lecce just to avoid small towns and roads didn’t offer any surprises. As we reached Otranto we parked in one of the big parking lots and strolled down to the harbor. Enjoyed a Pistacchio Gelato and coffee.

Otranto

Otranto

We planned to lay on the beach for a while but it was packed and not too appealing so we strolled through the old town and Cathedral.

Cathedral of Otranto

Cathedral of Otranto

 

Beautiful Murials

Beautiful Murials

 

More Beautiful Murials

More Beautiful Murials

...and more...

…and more…

Incredible Ceiling

Incredible Ceiling

Mosaic Flooring to die for...

Mosaic Flooring to die for…

Skulls & bones of 800 Otranto habitants...

Skulls & bones of 800 Otranto habitants…

Then we got back in the car and continued down the coast. Not very easy to find the right way, but after twisting and turning a bit we got onto SP87 to SP358 and stayed on it all the way passing all these lovely places:

Porto Badisco, not much happening there but quaint...  We continued!

Porto Badisco, not much happening there but quaint… We continued!

The back of an AMAZING mansion in Santa Cesarea Terme

The back of an AMAZING mansion in Santa Cesarea Terme

 

The front...

The front…

Santa Cesarea Terme, a place to return to!!!

Santa Cesarea Terme, a place to return to!!!

This place seemed to offer th best view and hopefully the best food....  Great anticipation....

This place seemed to offer the best view and hopefully the best food…. Great anticipation….

Bigger than ours, but now we know what to look forward too!  Or maybe it requires stunning views to grow this massively?

Bigger than ours, but now we know what to look forward too! Or maybe it requires stunning views to grow this massively?

View from our table

View from our table

My View!

My View!

Castro Mansion

Castro Mansion

 

Castro Marina

Castro Marina

The most amazing view of the trip! Ciolo I'll be back!

The most amazing view of the trip! Ciolo I’ll be back!

 

Quite a walk for a dip, but seems worth it! Ciolo

Quite a walk for a dip, but seems worth it! Ciolo

 

Santa Maria di Leuca, the southern most tip of Italy and our goal for the trip.  Delivered!!!

Santa Maria di Leuca, the southern most tip of Italy and our goal for the trip. Delivered!!!

This foto doesn't do justice to the amount of gorgeous mansions here, but as a driver I had to focus on the road instead....  Therefor only this...

This foto doesn’t do justice to the amount of gorgeous mansions here, but as a driver I had to focus on the road instead…. Therefor only this…

We turned back and drove via Gallipoli on the way home, just passing the outskirts as we were all sightseed out! But do we recommend the trip highly!!!

woolrich parka
One Response to “Road Trip Salento”
  1. 09.09.2014

    Ciao!

    Låter som en härlig tur. Vi besökte några av de ställen ni var på, så mysigt!

    Kram från ett regnigt Karlstad:-)