Friday, October 10, 2014

Salento Apulia

Salento Apulia
Baroque Architecture Food & Wine Traditions and Spectacular Coastlines

The Salento Peninsula is located in the southeastern corner of the Apulia region of Italy. In ancient times it was inhabited by the Messapi a term signifying “land amid the waters” – the Ionian and Adriatic seas. Towns and villages are characteristically made of whitewashed houses in narrow streets with local handicraft shops, immersed in the green of the olive trees and vineyards, bordered by the typical dry stone walls.

Sun, sea and breezes during a Summer season lasting from May to mid-October. The mild Winters are always pleasant with plenty of sunshine. Year round Holiday Weather!

Lecce is over 2000 years old and renowned for its historic center and baroque architecture, stretching from Roman times to the 18th Century, the Acaya renaissance quarter, the Cavallino “Widespread Museum”, the Messapi archeological park and the MUSA University Museum. It is famous for its soft stones, ideal for making sculptures, as well as its ceramics products.

It is also a major agricultural center specializing in olive oil and wine, hence, numerous opportunities to experience the famed local wines and traditional cuisine.

Nardò, second largest town in the region, takes the concept of sustainability very seriously; it is built on the local traditions and is especially manifest in food and wine as well as the arts and culture. The city’s monuments are characterized by different artistic styles representative of its long history. 

For a Personalized Salento Travel Plan
The Ionio Coast The old town of Gallipoli is on an island with ancient monuments, tiny streets, and churches surrounded by the pristine waters of the Ionio sea, best seen on a boat tour.

The Adriatic Coast Otranto is the eastern most city in Salento with magnificent sea views and monuments like Corigliano Castle and the Carpignano Byzantine Crypt. Also, Santa Cesarea Terme, famed for its therapeutic waters and wellness programs. 

Then, more local food: puccia, friseddhre, pittule, rustici, pasticciotti and sweets made ​​of almond paste, accompanied by the local wines: Negramaro, Primitivo and Malvasia!

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