Friday, June 22, 2007

Italy - Puglia - Poggiardo & Otranto

Firstly photographs from the market in Poggiardo, a little town very close to Spongano. It is large, with a good variety of suppliers providing everying from fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, clothes, shoes, handbags, used clothing .........

This town also has a very odd little bread supplier - I mean the shop is odd, not the bread, it's delicious. We've been here several times and you always get something extra stuffed in the bag, like a couple of rolls or a hard bread that has to be dipped in oil to eat.

The next photographs are from Otranto.

A 'must see' is the Cathedral which was consecrated in 1088 The basilica contains columns said to come from a temple of Minerva and has a superb 1165 mosaic pavement {please use the Cathedral link to get information on it - it's worthwhile doing so}.

It also has a crypt supported by forty-two marble columns.

However, don't neglect the rest of the town.

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