as previously published on trufflepig.com
I’ve got a whole new angle on my travel and it’s very enlightening. Here’s what I learned ‘looking up’ during my recent trip to southern Italy:
- Even the most dignified statue looks really silly wearing a pigeon hat.
- Church steeples embellished with skulls and crossbones do not have a very subtle marketing message.
- I was separated at birth from the guy in Ostuni who proudly displays his patron saint, Bacchus, over the front door of his home.
- It is probably not a coincidence that when two statues go walking on a baroque facade, and one of them does not have a head, it is never the woman.
- Southern Italy’s largest social network is the gossip shared among the women hanging laundry out to dry on the terraces of Gallipoli.
- Many of the gargoyles in Lecce have more personality than some of the people I’ve met.
- You are never really lost in Italy – all roads lead to a cathedral on the highest point of land.
Other than an occasional face plant, I can see no downside to ‘looking up’.