Salento’s sea coast tour. Sea, history and art of Salento.
We will explore the entire Salento coast together starting from the north of the Adriatic up to the extreme south point to conclude with the vision of a wonderful sunset in Gallipoli. I will let you know the most beautiful places on the coast, the best cities and the customs and traditions of the Salento area. We will also try the typical seafood cuisine of Puglia accompanied by excellent rosé wines from Salento.
FIRST PART – Departure from Porta San Biagio in Lecce at 9 am. First stop with entrance to the Cave of Poetry, then we will visit the beautiful beach of Torre dell’Orso and immediately after we will be able to see the beautiful limestone arch of Torre Sant’Andrea. We will sip an excellent Lecce coffee in the historic “Babilonia” restaurant. Long stop in Otranto to see the wonders of the city of Hydruntum. The port, the walls of the ancient city, the castle, the Cathedral with its splendid mosaic, and the Byzantine crypt, the Greek Orthodox church with its frescoes from 1000 AD. and a little shopping in the shops of the alleys of the city. And then the ancient entrance door and the ramparts with customary photos in one of the most beautiful points of Salento. Then visit the easternmost point of Italy, Punta Palascia with its lighthouse. We will travel along the beautiful and exciting panoramic road that will take us to cross Santa Cesarea Terme.
SECOND PART – From there we will continue to Castro, the pearl of Salento with a visit to the ancient fortified city on the hill, visit the castle and the belvedere. Visit of the Byzantine church and then a further stop on the Roman ruins. After Castro a brief stop at the Ciolo bridge, and then a visit to the Pontifical Basilica of Santa Maria di Leuca, and the suggestive view of the Terrae finibus where the Adriatic and Ionian seas meet. Departure for Gallipoli, where we will visit the port, the historic center with the fish market and the castle. Shopping among the many typical shops of the historic center and finally the view of the most beautiful sunset in Salento. The tour will end with the return to Lecce immediately after sunset.
The tour includes:
- Entrance to the Cave of Poetry.
- Stop for an coffe with ice and Lecce pasticciotto.
- Complete lunch in one of the best fish restaurants on the Adriatic coast.
- Maximum 5 people per tour.
- Total duration 9/11 hours. Available from Monday to Sunday. Timetable 9:00 -20: 00.
Available to pick up guests from their accommodation facility with a small surcharge.
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Wine Tour and Personalized Food and Wine Experience
I am also available as a private guide for wine tours and personalized food and wine experiences tailored to your needs. This may be the right solution for you if you want to broaden your knowledge of Apulian wine. You can visit one or more wineries and discover typical villages and towns of Salento.
As an expert of the area I can accompany you in the discovery of Salento by creating a tailor-made experience for you.