20140102-183723.jpgA few days ago we took a brief visit to the old city of Gallipoli on the southwest coast of the Salento, perched on an island just offshore in the Ionian Sea, like so many of the places settled by Iron-Age Greek colonists.

Mobbed in the summer with beach goers, in the New Year we were one of just a few scattered families visiting its multicolored narrow streets. It’s original Greek name means ‘lovely city,’ and it certainly fits the bill.

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