It was noticeable warmer in Otranto. A SoBe style strip of palm trees and a boat-lined main street giving way to an old town, to a castle, to a climbable fortress wall and unparalleled views of the blue, blue see. Open squares, such bright light.
We had lunch in the Old Town by the castle as a place we came across by accident. Rosé, pizza, fish stew. We wandered into a fabric store, around the marina, outside the wall, down more small streets. We ate gelato at a café by the water in the sun.
There were people swimming, fishing off of the piers and the beach. It was hardly October at all.
Otranto, Puglia region of Italy, October