Today it rained during our visit to Lecce. We are mid-way in our trip to the Salento, visiting marvelous archaeological sites and museums. Houses and walls and churches are built in a local baroque style from this creamy limestone, and glow even in a steamy drizzle.
We visited an exhibition by a painter of seascapes, Oronzo De Matteis; he liked Micah’s drawing, and so posted it next to his works. Just 5 euros!
Jakob decided that one piece deserved a song.
Then we came across an antiques fair and saw a French game table. The leaves also fold out into a felt card table, which will be good since the boys learned how to play scopa. The sellers will restore it and ship it to Perugia. Then we’ll have to figure out how to get it home.
Now it’s off to a New Year’s Eve dinner at La Pocina, a local osteria we discovered recently, where the guy makes his own cheese, wine, digestivi, and everything else. Buon anno!