As I drove from Bari to Lecce in pouring rain I felt like the stress of the world was being washed away.  I arrived in Lecce in sunshine and was met by the lovely Anna whose apartment I’m renting. The Secret Garden. And it really is fantastic. Very different to my last stay. More compact but a beautiful terrace and more central. It has everything I need and feels like home already. The view from the outside.


img_2018and this is the terrace


I’m pretty tired. Long day but I went to the Piazza and had a caffe in ghiaccio con latte di Mandorla



and listened to a group busking playing brilliantly and the stress drops away further. This place feeds my soul.