Italy: Lecce and Otranto

Lecce is a southern Italian city that was founded over 2000 years ago by the Messapii people. The city’s main export is a very soft and malleable stone, which is traditionally used to carve sculptures. The city is also known for its olive oil, wine and ceramic production. The city landscape displays a plethora of […]

Charleston, SC: Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens is a historic house and garden that was founded in 1676. The plantation’s the first house was built in 1676 by the original owners, Thomas and Ann Drayton. This house and the second house built on the site was destroyed by fire. The current home, a one-and-a-half stucco construction with a […]