One of the most beautiful countries in the world with the most captivating holiday destinations is Italy and among these exquisite locations is the Salento peninsula in Italy’s Puglia region. This Mediterranean location is characterized by white sandy beaches, gentle winds and waves. This is the location to visit for the perfect holiday and let us tell you why …
(photo by: Andrea D’Alba)
When you do visit Salento you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to which beach to visit. Being a Peninsula, Salento is full of them so to make your work easier we decided to endorse in detail what we think are the best beaches in the area. First of is the magical Torre dell’Orso beach on the Adriatic sea, wrapped in spectacular cliffs on either side. The beach offers scenic locations and is small enough to explore within a day. Are you a diving enthusiast? Then this is the beach for you … be careful when jumping off those cliffs though!
Porto Cesareo … if you are looking for paradise this is the location to visit. This little known nook of Salento is located in the middle of the better known regions of Lecce or Gallipoli. In addition to its 15km of great beach, Porto Cesareo is famous for its fishmonger’s shops and restaurants to tempt your palate.
Adding to this growing list of must-visit beaches are the Torre Lapillo and Punta Prosciutto, some of the best beaches in all of Puglia guaranteed and hold us to it! These beaches are perfect for family vacations filled with the whitest and finest sand of all of Italy. The Punta Prosciutto beach in particular has something more; 8 meters of utopian sandy dunes and maquis.
Your tour of Salento is incomplete without visiting the unique Gallipoli beach, this city is half island and half mainland connected via a bridge accessible by foot. Gallipoli is well serviced with accommodation facilities such as the iconic Gallipoli hotels and incredible sites like the Baroque Cattedrale di Sant’Agata.
We could go on and on but when it comes to Salento, you have to see it to believe it, so do visit, will you?