…in the company of Giovanni Fasano of Green Italy Tours. Just me, him, a car and plenty of time.

We started the day driving up the coast above Gallipoli. Beautiful scenery along the way. We drove past Santa Maria al Bagno which was my first sighting of a beach and then stopped to take in the views


From here we went back into Gallipoli and had a wander around. Inside the church and out and about


We then had a look at an old underground olive mill


Then we went for lunch at La Puritate. So I forgot to photograph the food but it was unbelievable. Especially as it was fish and I don’t normally eat much fish. I had raw tuna  and fish balls followed by the nicest ever linguine with tuna. Then cheese and THEN a slice of apple and fig tart. With a lovely glass or two of prosecco. At this point I remembered about photos so I took one of the kitchen instead!

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Well they didn’t mind. By the way there was a famous footballer in the restaurant. As I don’t know anything about football I took no notice whatsoever!!!

Then we went to the beach so my first sand under foot!


More to follow….