Our group (50 people) is taken on a tour round Lecce. We were each given a radio receiver so that the guide didn't need a flag/folder/hand in the air. It worked very well.
A modern piazza now sits over the remains of a Roman amphitheatre, remains of which are still visible here.
A very elaborate sun shade on a hotel in Lecce.
Evening in Lecce, the obelisk at the Porta Napoli.
A demonstration of pasta making in Lecce. The gent standing is our tour manager, Luigi, and the lady holding her grandchild talking to Luigi apparently appeared in a tv programme shown in the UK featuring Italian chef Gino D'Acampo.
The famous canopy in St Nicolas' Cathedral, Bari. The 'roof' of the canopy is stone but worked until it is translucent.
Albarobello and the Trulli houses there.
Originally temporary stone houses which were dismantled when the tax inspector came, villagers were eventually given permission to build them in a more permanent way.
The Trulli church.
On to Matera and a detail of a model of the cave houses here which are now protected by UNESCO
A family of 10 (plus dog) who were typical of the residents of the cave houses.
A quiet piazza in Matera
The view from the shady steps to a church in Trani
The inside of Castello Del Monte.
An upper floor window of the Castello.
Castel Del Monte
Lunch at a Trani restaurant
The port of Trani, with dozens of fishing boats moored.
Near the Duomo in Trani.
On the way in to Vieste we stopped at this viewpoint.
A family were selling their olive oil and honey here assisted by their lovely little dog Piccolo (little one).
A day away from the coach and time for a boat trip to visit the grottoes in the area. This contraption is a fish trap.
A tight fit!
Pauline and Jim from Newcastle, and yours truly.
Time for a quick drink before dinner.
The balcony for our room in the early morning, with fishermen up from the port selling their catches.
On the way back to Vieste through the Gargano peninsula we went through the 'Dark Forest' where these deer were resting in the afternoon heat.
Peschici harbour scene.
The last supper and a table of friends in the restaurant which occupies the crypt of the Vieste Duomo.
Soft evening light in Vieste after dinner.
Probably somewhere over Lichtenstein, on the way home (over two and a half hours late!).