Environs: Agriturismo near Lecce in Puglia, Alessano
Salento: the territory south of Brindisi, Lecce and Taranto right down to the sea at Capo di Santa Maria di Leuca is called Salento and is characterized by large groves of secular gnarled olive trees, low rock walls and typical out buildings called “paiare”.
The other borders of Salento are the Adriatic Sea on the East and the Ionian Sea on the West. The Adriatic coast has breathtaking panoramas from the high rocky coastline dotted with fragrant Mediterranean flora and in Spring, fabulous bursts of colourful wild flowers. Crystal clear water makes swimming enjoyable whether you choose the white sandy beaches on the Ionian Sea or diving from the rocks into emerald green water on the Adriatic side.
Close by, the Santa Cesarea spa offers the chance of a therapeutic moment of well-being, while Gallipoli, Otranto and the historic town centres of other sun-drenched smaller towns and villages of the Salentina area provide interesting visits.