Day 9: Otranto and settling in June 2nd 2012 Awoke around 6, watered the plants, made some instant coffee I’d picked up at the hotel in Malta, and worked on the blog on the balcony. The town is very quiet in the morning, only the lady across the alley cleaning her balcony and sweeping the street.
We walked to the café/meeting place and had coffee and pastry. The group met and we had a tour of the city, with Marthe Keller pointing ... 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