After a quiet evening we are up early for a swim. The tiny inlet and beach at Canale del Ciolo is famous throughout Italy and often shown on tourist advertisments. It’s about 10 kilometres north of Capo, but the guide warns there is no parking, hence the scooter.
The scooter back to the Hymer we do the usual services before heading out the drive, turning north on the SP358. The Lonely Planet states the drive from Santa Maria del Leuca to Otranto is the most scenic in Puglia. So we will find out.
We eventually turned for Lecce, then pass around the port city of Brindisi before we turn for the hill-top town of Ostuni.
We have a drink and dinner watching our sosta (come carpark) become a fighting pit of Italians behaving badly as they argue, yell and sound their horns over parking spaces. Just on dark we have an opportunity to reverse out and escape (luckily we hadn’t paid the €10 overnight parking fee). We travel on the 10 kilometres to Cisternino where there is a free sosta with a hundred empty places. That was our day…