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Via Francigena - Day 18

Updated: Jul 22

A rest day in Lecce as it is the major city in the lower part of Puglia and needs at least a day to look around it. I have been clocking up 40 thousand plus steps a day in the last week and my feet and body are starting to feel it.

There were four major basilica and church's in Lecce that were on a ticketed entry fee. Which I did not buy, so unfortunately I was not able to see inside them but the ones I did see were quite impressive in themselves.

(P.S. unfortunately I have not been able to upload any more photos onto my blog site on my phone ,so I will try on my other devices iPad and laptop, when I get back to Rome later in the week. I have completed the walk to Santa Maria di Lueca and am currently enjoying a few days rest and recuperating in the lovely beachside town. There are 5 more days to post. I'm )

The church of the Holy Cross, one of the ticketed entries.

A local park where I spent a few hours relaxing.

Water fountain.

Church of St Irene, undergoing renovations outside but still stunning inside.

The gate of St Blaise, a Lecce bishop who was martyred.

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