Salento, a land kissed by the sun, rich in art, home to a recognised and sought-after Mediterranean cuisine and a real, welcoming sense of hospitality, all in a truly magical setting. Eastern charm and popular traditions combine to create the most intriguing enviroment and in the beautiful villages there is an atmosphere steeped in history and culture, molded by the various peoples who have made this fantastic slice of paradise a land of conquest over the centuries.
The baroque Lecce sits right in the heart, like a watchful guardian, with one eye on the Adriatic sea and the other on the Ionian. Magical villages, like the enchanting Otranto or the mysterious Presicce, offer rare perspectives and beauties, Gallipoli and Santa Maria di Leuca are popular tourist destinations, while Brindisi, which has always been the gateway to the east and an important commercial and cultural centre, is still a major crossroads and a melting pot of peoples and races.
Salento – the heel of Italy, the fragrance of the Mediterranean, the scent of Greece, a destination to truly see and experience.
Relax on one of the many magnificent beaches, such as Le Maldive del Salento and Punta Prosciutto
Experience the baroque beauty of Lecce with a stroll around the city
Cut loose on the dance floor by trying a ‘pizzica’ and a 'taranta'
Try one of the many delicious pastries, like pittule and pasticciotti
Dance until dawn at a beach party or in one of the clubs in Gallipoli
Explore the fascinating village of Otranto by foot
Discover the flora and fauna in the natural oasis of Torre Guaceto
Drink in the intoxicating fragrance and flavours of Primitivo di Manduria and Negramaro wines
Lose yourself mid-way between the Adriatic and the Ionian in Santa Maria di Leuca
Relax in one of the historic rural farmsteads