Salento

Discovering Salento and Gallipoli: sun, sea and wind for your holiday

Salento (Salentu in local dialect) is the south-eastern extremity of the Puglia region of Italy. It is a sub-peninsula of the main Italian peninsula, sometimes described as the “heel” of the Italian “boot”. It encompasses the entire administrative area of the province of Lecce, a large part of the administrative area of Brindisi and part of that of Taranto. The peninsula is also known as Terra d’Otranto, and in ancient times was called variously Messapia, Calabria, and Salentina.

Tourism

A number of places, the coasts above all, are remarkable landscapes and environments, among them the Alimini Lakes, on the Adriatic coast, and Porto Selvaggio, on the Ionic coast.

The soil is very fertile: some of the finest olive trees and grapes grow here, and their products are exported worldwide.

Salento’s coasts are varied, and can be sandy or rocky, but all boast pristine beaches and crystal-clear waters. Some of the most renowned locations in Salento for summer holidays (from May/June to September) are: Ostuni, Oria, Ugento, Manduria, Porto Cesareo, Gallipoli, Torre dell’Orso, Otranto, Santa Maria di Leuca, Lizzano, Pulsano,Santa Cesarea Terme.

Salento is a peaceful land full of history and traditions whose strong points are its natural and architectural beauties, hospitality, atmosphere, and of course sea and its coast.

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