Itineraries

TORRE GUACETO - 12Km 

torre guaceto mareThe natural Reserve Torre Guaceto is on the Adriatic coast of Salento Peninsula, a few km from Carovigno and san Vito dei Normanni and 27 km from Brindisi.It is about 1.200 hectares wide, with a sea-front 8.000 meters long. It has a rectangular shape and the road 379 crosses it.  The landscape is the typical one of this area: big olive trees and dry stone walls and red soils with no other kind of vegetation.  

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OSTUNI - 18km

ostuniOstuni, is a city and comune in the province of Brindisi (Puglia) and it is located  about 8 km from the coast. The so-called "Old Town" is Ostuni's citadel built on top of a hill and still fortified by the ancient walls. Ostuni is regarded as an architectural jewel, and is commonly referred to as "the White Town" ("La Città Bianca", for its white walls and its typically white-painted architecture. In 2013 has been awarded with 5 vele by Lega Ambiente  and Blue Flag (Bandiera Blu) by Touring Club, because of its beaches.

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PORTO CESAREO - 50Km

Porto Cesareo

Located on the Ionian coast of SalentoPeninsula  is one of the most important tourist resort of Salento and is home of the ' MarineProtected Area and Regional Natural Reserve Palude del Conte e Duna Costiera. The area is characterized by a long coastline characterized by sandy dunes rich in Mediterranean vegetation. The sea in this area is particularly rich and typical of the warm seas of sub-tropical environments. Along the coast there are four watch towers : they were built in the sixteenth century to protect the peninsula from enemy invasions: Torre lapillo, Torre Cesarea , Torre Chianca andTorre Castiglione.

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POLIGNANO A MARE - 60Km

Polignano

Of particular interest are its natural and historically important caves are the historic center and the remains of Roman rule. Among the latter, the bridge of the Via Traiana, still viable, which crosses Monachile Lama, the deep inlet just north of the historic center. Matrice church, dedicated to Santa Maria Assunta and overlooking the small square in the heart of the historic center, the cathedral was up to 1818 when the small diocese of Polignano was combined with that of Monopoly. Inside there are some works attributed to the sculptor Stefano from Putignano, active in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, known as the nativity scene made entirely of stone. The population of San Vito, on the north coast of the country, just behind the marina is stands the imposing Benedictine abbey. The sea caves are of considerable natural beauty. The erosive action of water , wind and the karst phenomenon have created a charming landscape. Boat tris are recommended and you’ll be fascinated by the play of color and light of the sea caves with the crystal clear water.

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LECCE - 60Km

Lecce

Lecce has been dubbed the Florence of the south. Distinguished by its elaborate style of baroque buildings, is known for its monuments, like the Celestines Convent  the Church of the Holy Cross (Chiesa di Santa Croce), Santa Chiara Church and the Cathedral. In the past, the centre of the town was surrounded by walls and it had four ways in, or “porte”:  Porta Napoli, Porta Rudiae, Porta San Biagio and Porta San Martino.

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ALBEROBELLO - 70Km

AlberobelloAlberobello is a small town and is famous for its unique trulli constructions. The Trulli of Alberobello are part of the UNESCO World Heritage sites list since 1996.  Because of its 1500 trulli, Alberobello is known as the Capital of the Trulli. The trullo is a fascinating architectural feature of this area of Puglia, a building with conical roof made without mortar Some of the trulli are now used for stores, restaurants, and lodging. But many are still inhabited by locals, who are very friendly to visitors. As a world heritage site, Alberobello is a tourist attraction, but as it is less The town is the centre of an annual pilgrimage to the Basilica dedicated to the martyr saints Cosma and Damiano.

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 CASTELLANA GROTTE - 75Km

Grotte Castellana

The Grotte di Castellana are one of the most important attractions of Puglia and natural heritage of inestimable value to Italy. Located at the entrance of the Itria Valley, a few kilometers from charming villages such as Alberobello, Cisternino, Polignano a Mare, the Grotte di Castellana began to form about 90 million years ago. The beauty of the Caves of Castellana attracts tourists from all over the world and since the day of their opening have marveled more than 15 million visitors. The tour winds along a distance of 3 km, a unique guided tour of the caves to more than 60 meters deep in an amazing scenario made of stalactites, stalagmites, concretions, incredible shapes, fossils, canyons and caves with fantastic names; calcifications from conformations and amazing colors solicit the imagination of children and adults. There are also many important churches to visit in the village: the Chiesa madre is in the very centre of the town, or the San Francesco Church, built in 1700. Particularly attractive for the children is the Parco dei Dinosauri, an outdoor natural museum, where children can meet this distant and mysterious world.

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GALLIPOLI - 95Km

Gallipoli

It is located  by the Ionian Sea on the west coast of the salentina Peninsula. The town of Gallipoli is divided in two parts, the modern and the old city. The new town includes all the newest buildings including a skyscraper. The old town is located on a limestone island, linked to the mainland by a bridge built in the 16th century. Angevine-Aragonese Castle, built in the 13th century by the Byzantines. It was largely remade under the Angevines  and the Aragonese, who added a polygonal wall fortified with round towers. The hearth of the town is the baroque cathedral of Sant'Agata (17th century). It has a richly decorated façade incarparo, a local limestone rock, with niches featuring statues of saints.  Very important is the majestic underground oil mill in Palazzo Granafei, whose oil is exported all over the world. 

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OTRANTO - 100Km

otranto

This wonderful town  is located on the east coast of the Salento peninsula. The strait of Otranto to which the city gives its name, connects the Adriatic Sea with the Ionian Sea. Its golden sandy beaches and its light blue sea have been awarded with 5 Vele by Legambiente. There are lots of touristic villages and private beaches, surrounded by the typical Mediterranean vegetation. At 8 km from the town, another natural wonder: the Alimini Lakes, consisting of two lakes connected by a channel called “Lu Strittu”.

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SANTA MARIA DI LEUCA - 130Km

santa maria di leuca

Leuca is a bay , between Punta Meliso promontory  - traditionally considered the lowest point of the geographical “heel”of Italian peninsula, and Punta Ristola promontory,  and it is the meeting point of the waters from Adriatic Sea and Ionian Sea. Santa Maria di Leuca’s litoral is marked by numerous grottoes with Latin and Greek inscriptions. Also famous are the 19th century patrician villas , like La navata and Regno Ottomano. Next to the famous light house is the large Sanctuary De Finibus Terrae, that lies on the former site of a Roman temple dedicated to Minerva.

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