We started off on the far south tip at Santa Maria de Leuca
Where we saw scads of very high end vacation homes
Some classy lady I saw while have an espresso at a cafe. Probably owns one of those mansions
The beautiful Mediterranean sky
Scenes as we made our way up the coast seeing the modern use of the old technique of rock wall building
Along with real ruins
Reminders that this has been an area of importance fought over for millennia
We made our way to the town of Castro
We were lucky to find a fish restaurant that had some tables open
After a simple pasta it was grilled fish and a fried fish plate
The calamari on the fired plate was killer. I usually avoid calamari because it is tasteless. Not so here.
With lunch finished, folks headed out to the cafe for coffee, down to the water, strolled, got gelato. With the time change it was only for a short time as it got dark fast.
Truly indulging in the Italian experience