Baroque Architecture Food & Wine Traditions and Spectacular Coastlines
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.
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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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