Salento is a beautiful, sun-kissed region in Southern Puglia and boasts fascinating art, excellent Mediterranean cuisine and a fabulous landscape. The area ranges from the marinas of Melendugno, Santa Cesarea Terme and Otranto along the Adriatic Coast, to the Ionian Sea and the towns of Porto Cesareo, Portoselvaggio and Gallipoli.
A green peninsula fringed by two seas, this is a magical land in which mysterious dolmens and menhirs indicate the way, hidden amidst the olive trees and drystone walls of the countryside between Giurdignano and Minervino di Lecce, and where ancient masserie (manor farms) have been transformed into sophisticated hotels. Take a hike and discover Early Christian churches and hypogeum olive-presses. Be sure not to miss the natural wonders of the sea caves at Castro and Santa Maria di Leuca.