Despite the threat of rain, the gods have been kind and it’s been a dry but windy day.  To give my “first time in Lecce friend” a taste of the history here – as if walking around doesn’t demonstrate that enough – we went to Museo Faggiano.  This was someone’s home until renovation work revealed the mysteries below the plaster. Walls from the Middle Ages, signs of the Knights Templar, tombs, silos, underground walkways.  All found here. Tiles embedded in the walls to stop the damp, ceilings made from 600 earthenware jugs to enhance light, and the fleur of the Templar to ward off evil. A jewel of a find.

 

And I always love strolling around

 

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