We’re in Lecce, a city of baroque buildings created by architects in the 17th century. A lively and graceful university city it’s the capital of the Province of Lecce in the region of Puglia – the heel of Italy.
In the centre of this beautiful and beguiling city can be found an ancient noble palace. Originally built in the 15th century it boasts among its many treasures a magnificent hidden secret garden accessed by a centuries old garden gate.
Family history includes the macabre story of the Prince of Colle d’Anchise who murdered his wife, Lady Beatrice, here in 1636.
Our tour to Puglia in May includes a private visit, cooking class and dinner in this ancient palace still inhabited by a descendent of the family. We’ll explore the garden, learn some of the history of the house and the treasures it contains and hopefully not be visited by the ghost of Lady Beatrice.
The full itinerary of the tour departing late May can be found at https://www.bigyellowsuitcase.com.au/tour/the-heel-of-italy-puglia-a-feast-for-the-senses/
There are some great airfare deals currently available for flights to Europe in May. Check out online at www.kayak.com or ask your favourite travel agent to assist.