Italy is not all refined cuisine, tailored blazers and vineyards. The world becomes so small when the big fair comes into town!
The whole city of Lecce has been transformed to accompany the “fiesta”. Giant gaudy lights paint the town for the marching bands, religious ornate rituals and other “cultural” activities.
Cheap toys, sausages, fake jewels, infomercial products, dangerous rides for kids and Candy being scoffed by overly tanned eager youth, obese adults, questionable tourists and out of control kids. The main difference was the abundance of Olives and the vast selection of nuts. The rest was on some Atlantic Antic ish.
Still, this was a chance for me to eat cheaply. And so folks, I ate the giant slow roasted pig; a sandwich actually (Panini) with Vedura mista (pickled vegetables) and Mayonnaise accompanied by a beer. It was greasy fun!