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.
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
More Beautiful Murials
Mosaic Flooring to die for…
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!
The back of an AMAZING mansion in Santa Cesarea Terme
Santa Cesarea Terme, a place to return to!!!
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?
View from our table
The most amazing view of the trip! Ciolo I’ll be back!
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!!!
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!!!