DAY 18: White Dresses, Beach and Ruins June 11th 2012 Although there was nothing on the schedule today, it ended up being a very full and exciting day!
Paola has a friend with a store here in Otranto. She sells beautiful fabrics and linens and clothing. We all want to look Italian and have white linen dresses! (Will we ever wear them in the US?) We met Paula at 12:00 to go to the store. Such beautiful cottons dresses!!! Several of them went ... read more
Europe » Italy » Apulia » Otranto Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the city-states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI establis... ... read more