Summer in Puglia can be hot, but the sea offers the perfect antidote. Here is a journey through the pearls of the Salento coast: from Otranto to Porto Cesareo, a long journey, but taken in stages, between the Adriatic and Ionian seas. Immerse yourself in the sacred waters of Porto Badisco, Novaglie and Marina Serra or pick up a tan on the beaches of Gallipoli, Lido Conchiglie and Torre Lapillo. In the evening, dive instead into the local flavors, dining in fine restaurants or local favorites, and lose yourself at some of the thousands of events, traditional and modern, that the Puglian summer has to offer.
Morning: Transfer and accommodation in the heart of the Salento countryside, on the plains overlooking the Adriatic coast. Welcome drink with members of our network.
Afternoon: free with the possibility of receiving a relaxing massage in natural surroundings.
Morning: Porto Badisco for swimming and snorkeling in the most evocative points of the coast: deckchairs, umbrellas and aperitifs by the sea. For the more active, there is the possibility of kayaking around the coast.
Afternoon: visit to the Otrantino hinterland. Do not miss the Bauxite Quarry and a stroll around the historic center of Otranto.
Morning: transfer to Alessano, free morning, with some natural hiking paths to explore and magical places to swim.
Evening: an evening not to be missed to discover the small town of Tricase with its many fish restaurants and typical dishes.
Morning: swim in the crystal clear waters of Marina Serra
Afternoon: a visit to the Baronial Palace of Tiggiano and a tasting of honey and other delicacies.
Morning: Transfer from Alessano to the
Ionian coast. You arrive at Puglia’s first
bike cafe, set in a fragrant pine forest.
Here you might like to hire a bicycle and head out, or walk down to the sea a few
hundred meters away. A dip in the crystal
clear waters and brunch put together with
products directly from the garden.
Afternoon: Transfer to Arneo, a stone’s
throw from Porto Cesareo and the crystal
waters of Torre Lapillo. Accommodation
here will be in agricamping, just a few
steps from the natural oasis of Torre
Evening: free. We suggest a visit to Porto
Morning: Awakening under the fresh pine
trees, breakfast in nature and walk through
the pine forest. Free morning to go to the
Lapillo tower or to visit the Torre Colimena
Salt Pan. But if you prefer to stay and
enjoy the peace, the sounds and the
scents in this oasis of relaxation, you can
take advantage of shared spaces such as
the bar, barbecue area and workshop
Afternoon: a sensory journey in the pine
forest and a visit to the eco-museum.
Morning: Awaken again at the agriculture
camp and enjoy your breakfast in the pine
forest. Then you will have the chance to
plant a tree as part of the ‘Communal
woods’ of Puglia Eco Travel.