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Archive for Art & Culture

The history of Porto Cesareo in Puglia

The history of Porto Cesareo in Puglia

When you go to a place, it’s good to see it from all points of view, including the historical one. That’s why, in this post, I’m writing a brief history of the seaside town of Porto Cesareo in Puglia where we manage dozens of holiday…

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A secret thing to see in Lecce: The Roman Theatre

A secret thing to see in Lecce: The Roman Theatre

In the heart of the historic centre of Lecce in Puglia, strolling down its alleys, you may come across some real masterpieces of culture and art. There is a secret place, very big in terms of size albeit invisible, a few steps from the Duomo…

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A Castle to visit in Lecce: Carlo V Castle

A Castle to visit in Lecce: Carlo V Castle

I like to walk through the streets in the historic centre of Lecce very much. I usually pass there to take a look at houses for rent for the holidays or welcoming structures such as B&Bs and holiday homes belonging to my clients and real…

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Strolling through Venice

Strolling through Venice

I travelled around the whole of Italy first for study reasons then for pleasure, then for work. The important and famous cities and the unknown provinces. But one city I still hadn’t seen yet: Venice. And that’s a big lack! The occasion presented itself while…

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Top 3 things you absolutely must see in Otranto

Top 3 things you absolutely must see in Otranto

Besides its beautiful beaches, Otranto has many other things to offer you: it is definitely one of the most beautiful sea towns of Salento and of Puglia in general. There are many of them, such as Gallipoli, Santa Maria di Leuca, Castro and Porto Cesareo,…

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Top 3 things you absolutely must see in Lecce

Top 3 things you absolutely must see in Lecce

The historical centre of Lecce in Puglia is big and beautiful: hundreds of alleys, winding streets which get lost among the Baroque buildings, made in Lecce stone (pietra leccese), with ornate balconies, courtyards full of flowers, and dozens of churches that appear all of a…

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The Roman amphitheater in Lecce

The Roman amphitheater in Lecce

Lecce’s historical character is expressed by its historical center, rich in cultural and architectural marvels of the past. However, if I had to identify the symbol of Lecce’s ancient origins, I believe it would be exactly its Roman Amphitheatre in Piazza Sant’Oronzo, the core of…

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Sights in Lecce: the Basilica of Santa Croce

Sights in Lecce: the Basilica of Santa Croce

One of the most beautiful places to see in Lecce in Salento, Puglia, is the Basilica of Santa Croce. The first thing that strikes me, before I start to describe it, is the surprise. From Piazza Sant’Oronzo you take Via Templari, you walk for a…

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Where do the italians go for summer holiday and why

Where do the italians go for summer holiday and why

If there’s one time every year when all we Italians drop everything and go on holiday it’s the summer. For us ‘summer holidays’ mean almost without exception going to the sea: sunbathing, lying on the beach, relaxing in the warm water. It’s a tradition that…

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Facts and traditions about the Trevi Fountain

Facts and traditions about the Trevi Fountain

There are lots of stories about the fountain, and it couldn’t be otherwise for a monument in Rome that represents not just the city but Italy to people around the world. Unforgettable film sequences have been filmed at the Trevi fountain and numerous superstitions and…

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