Puglian holidays (Southern Italy)

After 2 hours and half flight from Paris, here I landedat Brindisi airport. Then 3o mns of drive took me to Ceglie Messapica, a small charming village. As lovely beginning of holidays, I found a table linen market at the first walk of the historical city center, where I bought lace and embroidered table cloths (5 euros each!).   White villages crawl (Ostuni, Cisternino...), an excursion to baroque city (Lecce), driving through olive groves, splash in mild water beach, antique hunting and of course fooding.... a week in Puglia was incredibly diversified.

 Trulli : Puglia's typical dry stone made hut

Trulli : Puglia's typical dry stone made hut

 Very very hot (35 degrees) in mid-August! if your accommodation is not on sea side, a swimming pool is "must" in Puglia....

Very very hot (35 degrees) in mid-August! if your accommodation is not on sea side, a swimming pool is "must" in Puglia....

 Ostuni. White houses are lined up on a hill top

Ostuni. White houses are lined up on a hill top

 Vintage shop in Ostuni: Can Can is just around the corner from the fire station

Vintage shop in Ostuni: Can Can is just around the corner from the fire station

 Ostuni is full of chapels and churches.

Ostuni is full of chapels and churches.

 Antique store at the foot of the hill in old town of Ostuni. Stores are open late, till 10 or 11pm.

Antique store at the foot of the hill in old town of Ostuni. Stores are open late, till 10 or 11pm.

 Acquasale, the best restaurant in old town of Ostuni. Excellent sea food dish and 2 cute dogs!

Acquasale, the best restaurant in old town of Ostuni. Excellent sea food dish and 2 cute dogs!

 Ostuni by night: gate just in front of Cathedral of Santa Maria dell'Assunzione , up the hill of old town.

Ostuni by night: gate just in front of Cathedral of Santa Maria dell'Assunzione , up the hill of old town.

 Vendange at local vineyard,  Cantine Due Palme  in Cellino San Marco

Vendange at local vineyard, Cantine Due Palme in Cellino San Marco

 With my friend Safia at  Cantine Due Palme

With my friend Safia at Cantine Due Palme

 Excellent red wine from  Cantine Due Palme  : Primitivo

Excellent red wine from Cantine Due Palme : Primitivo

 A small but the most baroque town Lecce is called "Florence in the south".

A small but the most baroque town Lecce is called "Florence in the south".

 Detail of a church in Lecce

Detail of a church in Lecce

 Detail of a church in Lecce.

Detail of a church in Lecce.

 Institution :  Cotognata Leccese . A good old bar which serves the best caffe leccese (coffee with almond milk, and ice cubes)

Institution : Cotognata Leccese. A good old bar which serves the best caffe leccese (coffee with almond milk, and ice cubes)

 The prettiest town in the region is Cisternino. The best restaurant here is  Taverna della Torre  !

The prettiest town in the region is Cisternino. The best restaurant here is Taverna della Torre !

 Window hunting in Cisternino 1/2

Window hunting in Cisternino 1/2

 Window hunting in Cisternino 2/2 Arrivederci Signore Picasso!

Window hunting in Cisternino 2/2 Arrivederci Signore Picasso!