I am wearing a floral Max Mara dress and Moschino cross body bag. Sandals from Attilio Giusti Leombruni
The opulent artistic style of the Baroque is my favourite architecture: Romantic cherubs, minutely detailed facades and domes that create emotion and drama. For my wedding, I chose a 1700s baroque Roccoco venue in Berlin and it was only natural to book our honeymoon to Rome, where the baroque architecture started, follwed by a lazy beach holiday in Puglia and a day trip to nearby Lecce.
Lecce is the only city tourist destination south of Naples. Known as the “Florence of the South” or “Little Rome”, the historic town is a feast for the eyes, a masterpiece of baroque architecture. Floral pattern and mythological figures adorn the ornate buildings. Our Italian landlord recommended we visit at night when the town is lit up. A magical time to go there and stroll in the picturesque alleyways and marvel at the wonderfully over-the-top-facades of the Santa de Croce Church.
As if this is not enough, Lecce also boasts a Roman amphitheatre and theatre in the middle of the centro storico.
Basiliica of St Giovanni Battista in Lecce
Mr Romantique strolling along the alleyways
Lecce’s ruins of a Roman amphitheatre
Entrance to Lecce’s centro storico
Remember Dolce and Gabbana’s wonderfully baroque AW 2012 collection? Inspired by the opulent churches and the baroque if Italy
What is the perfect place for a romantic honey moon? Exactly, Italy, the land of Dolce Vita and La Bella Figura. After 3 days of touring the eternal city of Rome, we spent seven relaxing days on the beautiful coast of Puglia, the southern heel of Italy. Gallipoli is located on a limestone island, capturing the romantic charm of Italian fishing villages and the rustic Mediterranean. Reminiscent of Dolce & Gabbana’s ad summer 2012 ad campaign, Gallipoli oozes the essence of Southern Italy. Enjoy the beautiful pics of Bella Italia!
I am wearing: For an overcast but warm day in Gallipoli I’m wearing all Italian! Vichy checked dress from Max & Co, metallic sandals from Attilio Giusti Leombruni, cross body bag from Moschino and Ray Ban Wayfarer 2140 sunglasses.
Ingredients for Dolce and Gabbana’s ad campaigns? Take a gorgeous model, throw in a rustic Italian seaside setting, garnished with a little black lace dress and matching lace tote bag. Viva Italia!
Narrow alleyways, a typical site in Gallipoli’s historic heart
All Italian! AGL shoes, moschino bag and max & co dress
Watch the fisher men sell their fish after a day out on the sea after 17.30.