Enchanting Leuca / Обворожительная Леука

Villa Mellacqua

Villa Mellacqua

Santa Maria di Leuca is small but very fascinating town, where there is a lot to see. I would divide it in two parts, the first is where there is the basilica and lighthouse, which also has magnificent panoramic view as it is situated in the area above the promontory, and the second part is where there are the Christopher Colombo embankment, the port and the town itself. Continue reading

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Hospitable Otranto / Гостеприимный Отранто

The Cathedral

The Cathedral

Otranto is one of my favorite towns of Salento, there is a special atmosphere around it… I love to have a walk in its historic centre (ladies, do not wear high heels for a walk in historic centre, as the roads are made of many stones, and heels may be ok, but not the high ones:)), along the streets full of souvenir shops, restaurants, bars and cafes, along the embankment always full of people, tourists from the whole world, to go down to the port through Porta a Mare (Gate to the Sea) or go up the ancient walls and to admire lovely a panorama of the sea port (when the visibility is good, it is even possible to see Albania, as it is exactly in front of Otranto)… It is beautiful also in the evening, and it becomes so romantic with lots of street lights. Continue reading