Its always good to have things to see on your list that you didn’t have time to do on previous visits but can finally tick off the list.
Today on my list was Grotte di Castellana. The caves of Castellana. Discovered in the last century but have been growing for what seems all of time. It’s a mass of caves with amazing stalagmites and stalactites. There are two tours. The short one of an hour and the 3k one for two hours it’s worth doing this to see the White Cave. Quite breathtaking. My only moan is that the group was large and we couldn’t stay long.
Photos are only allowed in the first cave. They claim hidden cameras will catch people elsewhere and I guess people believe them!!!
The first cave is impressive
But it gets even better the further in you go I understand why they don’t want people stopping all the time for photos but it’s a shame I guess it’s all in the memory.
My drive back was fairly uneventful until just outside Lecce when the display of lightning was spectacular No where have I ever driven though where people just stop and park up on a main road when heavy rains come Extraordinary
I got back to a dry Lecce but by the time I had picked up a few things from the supermarket this is what greeted me
I waited for it to subside a bit and then started to walk home. This is when I discovered that flash flooding and my trainers are not compatible and my socks were sodden. Did I go home? No. I did what all good Italians do… a glass of wine and a very late but delicious lunch…
Not so grotty after all…….