IQA shows. Above Flood #1- river rising and below Shake the Tree.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Sometimes we stop for coffee, sometimes we make it in the apartment. On Corso Roma we drove past the popular Facula café/bread shop and decided to try them out the next day. We tend to drink cappuccino rather than espresso and love how good they always are.
All totally delicious and followed by more seafood for the secondo.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Monday, April 28, 2014
Sunday, April 27, 2014
Palazzo Zacheo. The big wooden front, double door has a small people door to go through.
Or you can take the stairs
We have been living on an island for the last week. It is the old 'centro storico' of Gallipoli, Italy on the Ionian Sea and is reached by car along the narrow bridge which gets jammed with traffic. There is a crazy right turn over the rail track, followed by immediate left turn to get to the free parking area and the oncoming traffic does it all in reverse with only inches to spare. The alleyway/ streets are very narrow and we braved them to find our palazzo accommodation. I felt sure we were going to be firmly wedged in between the ancient walls, but helpful locals helped us inch forward, not scraping the black Fiat 500 hire car.
The restored castle is the first viewpoint on approach; centuries of habitation and fortification make for a very interesting place which is packed on holiday weekends with Italian and European tourists.
It's not a big island, so easy to walk around and popular with the evening passagiata. The breakwater is a good spot for sunset photos.
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Friday, April 25, 2014
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Near the cathedral we got great views into this garden and across the homes, many doing a roaring trade as B & B's or hotels.