Vacations in Salento

Lecce and environs

Lecce is a city rich in history and culture located in the Italian region of Puglia. Near Lecce, there are many interesting places to visit. Here are some of the recommended places

il mare del salento


Otranto is a coastal city overlooking the Adriatic Sea. It is famous for its Romanesque cathedral with a floor mosaic of great historical and artistic value. The historic center is fascinating, and the view from Otranto Castle is spectacular.
la spiaggia di Gallipoli


This coastal town is located about 40 km west of Lecce and is famous for its beaches and well-preserved historic center. Explore the old town surrounded by medieval walls and enjoy the sea views.
il mare di Porto Cesareo

Porto Cesareo

About 30 km south of Lecce is this small town famous for its beaches and crystal clear waters. It is an excellent destination for sea and nature lovers.

la meravigliosa costa salentina


This ancient town is located about 45 km east of Lecce and is famous for its sea caves and turquoise waters. You can visit the Zinzulusa Cave and take a boat trip to explore other caves along the coast.
il mare del Salento

Santa Maria di Leuca

Located about 70 km south of Lecce, it is the southernmost tip of Puglia, where the Ionian and Adriatic Seas meet. The panoramic view from the lighthouse at Santa Maria di Leuca is not to be missed
le vie dei tipici paesini del salento


Just 20 km north of Lecce, Galatina is known for its Basilica of St. Catherine of Alexandria, a remarkable example of Gothic and Renaissance architecture. The interior of the church is richly decorated
le piazze suggestive


About 25 km west of Lecce, Nardò is a historic town with a well-preserved center, a beautiful main square, and a majestic cathedral.