Often nicknamed "The Florence of the South" for its baroque architecture, Lecce has a long history.
Thought to have been established originally by the the Messapii who are said to have been Cretans.
It's historic centre is stunning!
|Claudio Quarta shows us his impressive cellars at Cantina Moros Winery - Guagnano - Puglia|
|Olive Groves & Countryside surrounding Lecce|
|The very talented chef, Rosario Tannisi is keeping family cooking alive at the Osteria Ristorante alle La Bombarde.|
|Lunch at Osteria Ristorante alle La Bombarde - Ciceri e Trie-Pasta (boiled tria & crispy fried tria) dish with chickpeas, mussels, squid & clams - I can't explain just how wonderful this dish was - just superb!|
|Masseria Trapana a beautifully restored fortified farm in the countryside outside Lecce - thanks to Rob and all the staff for a putting up with us!|
|Pizzi leccesi at the beautifully restored Masseria Trapana Retreat Hotel.|
|Silvestro Silvestori in his very picturesque kitchen at The Awaiting Table Cooking School. ``showing us how to making Cappelletti Messicane Pasta - it's harder than you think!|
|I have to say I wasn't a big Rose fan until I tried this!|
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