Lecce is beautiful, the surrounding beaches amazing, but definitely too crowded, esepcially in August. Me and my cousin had a hard time in finding a beach where we could lay down for a while and enjoy the sun..it seems that 3 Italians out of 5 are spending their holidays in this area of Puglia, called Salento.
Our B&B in Lecce is fantastic..so we keep our basis here and go exploring the villages close by like Martano and Melpignano..they are so incredibly beautiful!!!Pics 1 - 2 Our bed and breakfast Chiesa Greca...great accomodation in the historical city center
Pic 3. Pic from a walk in Lecce
Pic 4. ME in Martano
Pic 5. The entrance of the main church in Martano
Pic 6. The EMPTY central square in Mepignano