Salentu, lu sule, lu mare, lu ientu
The Salento is home to some of Italy’s loveliest and most folkloric towns: the fortress town of Gallipoli, facing the sea on two sides, the white town of Otranto with its gems and architecture reminding us of pure lace and crochet, but also the baroque style of Lecce, and the breathtaking horizon of Leuca, over the Mediterranean sea, where your eyes can get lost and your soul is lulled by the sound of the waves.
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The beaches of Salento are called the Caribbean of Southern Italy, with rocky coastlines and crystal clear water. From Santa Maria di Leuca, running up the west coast up to Gallipoli and beyond, golden sand and magnificent resorts will host you and your friends or family for times of fun and relax. The east instead, the Adriatic offers underwater caves, grottoes, chalk cliffs and salt-water lagoons.
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Where is Salento?
Take a map of the Apulia region, Puglia in Italian, and look for the right side of the heel of the boot: that is the Salento peninsula. Here, the land is flat and it extends from one sea to the other: the Adriatic to the East, the Ionian to the West. Salento is known for “lu sule, lu mare, lu ientu“, the sun, the sea and the wind, because of its genuine, still untouched areas. The golden and amber colors of the soil, the olive trees standing and shading from the hot winds of summer, the vineyards and the history lying in the atmosphere, reminding us of the ancient Greek influence even in the food, the traditions, and the language.
About Apulia and Salento
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