In Salento, the sun kisses you all year round. The charm of art, the excellent Mediterranean cuisine and genuine hospitality welcome you in a dreamlike landscape, from the Adriatic coast with the marinas of Melendugno, Santa Cesarea Terme and Otranto to the Ionian Sea, where Porto Cesareo, Portoselvaggio and Gallipoli are located.
The Middle Ages are shaped by the Orient and old nursery rhymes in “griko” in Grecìa Salentina, as in Melpignano, where ancient rhythms become contemporary music in the Notte della Taranta. You are on the green peninsula between two seas, a magical land, into which mysterious dolmens and menhirs show the way, hidden between olive trees and dry stone walls in the landscape between Giurdignano and Minervino di Lecce, where old masses now rise to fascinating accommodations. Discover early Christian churches and underground oil mills on a hike and don’t miss the natural spectacle of the caves of Castro and Santa Maria di Leuca.
A walk in Lecce is a journey into the Baroque era, between churches and stone buildings, courtyards, secret gardens and the surprise of a Roman amphitheater in the heart of the city. In Brindisi, you can visit two castles instead and enjoy the view of the Regina Margherita promenade.
In the villages, the artisan paper mache and stone shops are unveiled, and on the table you can find all the flavors of Salento, accompanied by excellent local wines: the “tria”, homemade pasta made with chickpeas, delicious wild vegetables and delicious Desserts like the “pasticciotto” with cream heart and “spumone”, excellent homemade ice cream.