Wednesday, October 21, 2015


After we left Monte Cassino, we drove down to Gallipoli, where we had rented an apartment for a week. The apartment was lovely with a huge terrace, that we were not able to use as much as we would have liked. Gallipoli is on the Ionian sea on the inside of the heel of the boot of Italy. It has a population of around 20,000 people and has a long and complicated history. There is a very strong Greek influence that remains in the city. We were in the old part of town.
This is the view outside our window.

Our roof terrace that we didn't get to use as much as we would have liked. Note the thunder clouds gathering.

The above photo was also taken from our terrace. Note the skull and cross bones beneath the cross. It is not a symbol of pirates, but of the death of Adam and the cross represents the resurection. At least that's one explanation.

On a clear day, the water was spectacular.

The above shot epitomizes why people love Puglia. Clear water, unpolluted air, and FISH!!

 The local fish market in Gallipoli.

From market to plate...

The colors in Puglia are very vibrant. They remind me of the colors in Mexico.

The colors of the windows are such a deep blue they almost look like the sky breaking through.

It was a little windy. The Stoic One has a hold of me thinking I might blow away.Note again that fantastic Puglian blue.

And at night, the perfect sunsets.


  1. Hi Susan,

    What a great picture of you and Gary. The end table in the picture below it has my name on it - please put the reserve sign on for me. Glad you're back up and posting again, missed you.

  2. Hi Melanie,
    Puglia is a wonderful spot. Probably better in September than October but e loved it. Will make sure there is a table just for you!

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  4. I have just found your blog and I am going through all your posts. Very very interesting! I am Greek and I can see from your pictures that Galipoli is like the greek island of Poros, same colours, same light.

  5. Thanks Maria. I have never been to Greece. It sounds like Poros should be on my list. I appreciate your comments.