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Overlooking the sea, at the southernmost tip of Salerno, is the Basilica of Santa Maria.It was built over the ruins of an ancient pagan temple, and now stands on an impressive piazza. Legend has it that Saint Peter stopped at Leuca, came across the pagan...More
We walked up the 296 steps after wandering along the port from our hotel in Leuca. After taking a moment to catch our breath we were able to explore the courtyard and the beautiful views in every direction. We were lucky enough to see a...More
Sitting at the top of the hill near the lighthouse, this lovely basilica provides a place of quiet reflection and prayer for the pilgrim who has climbed the many steps to reach this height. The church was attacked many times by the moorish pirates, but...More
This is an amazing square where people gather for the superb view!
Although you can't visit the lighthouse, there is the church and steps down into Leuca if you are feeling energetic!
This is part of a Medieval pilgrim route from Canterbury to Rome and...More
We enjoyed a sunny morning to drive our rental car 56km from Otranto, stopping for wonderful coastal views near Grotta Romanelli.
There were several reasons to stop here on our way to Gallipoli;
1. 1755 Basilica where St Peter set foot in Europe.