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Otranto at the south-eastern extreme of Puglia and indeed of Italy, Otranto boasts an example of character. As you enter its Norman Cathedral, you’ll find an 800 year old Tree of Life mosaic, depicting all sorts of biblical wonders from the fall of Adam and Eve to a surprise appearance of King Arthur. Even the staunchest of atheists would struggle not to be seduced by this triumph of ambition and creativity.
Lecce is an endless catalogue of culture and exuberance. It boasts one of the most exciting churches in Italy, the Church of the Holy Cross. Lecce cathedral has a true masterpiece of Baroque art from 1659, its Roman Amphitheatre could once hold 25,000 spectators, the castle of Charles V charms with its delicate ornaments. As you come to the end of your time in Lecce, you will start to appreciate why it truly is the ‘Florence of the South’.
Alberobello. A town famed for its streets of unique dwellings called ‘trulli’. This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Some of these dome shaped ancient miniature limestone buildings have gardens, many have ovens receding into the wall,. As you stroll around in the sunshine, taking in this extraordinary world, you can appreciate how these buildings represent the survival of prehistoric building techniques into the 21st century.