Lecce and the coast of Salento: from the Adriatic to the Jonian sea
VISIT and EXPERIENCE Puglia like a LOCAL
Welcome to the southernmost part of Italy's heel, the so called "Salento"
Salento is home to some of Italy's loveliest towns and cities: the sea-front towns of Gallipoli and Otranto, the baroque architecture of Lecce, from the rocky Adriatic coast to the blue-green sea of the Jonian coast.
A full day tour to enjoy its great climate, lovely beaches, beautiful historic towns, delicious food and wine and place made for fun. . . as well as small villages where you can still hear ancient rhymes in Greek dialect. . . welcome to Salento!
PICK UP from your accommodation
TRANSFER to Lecce
TOUR: a walk in Lecce is a journey into the Baroque style. . . churches and buildings embroidered in stone, courtyards, secret gardens, a Roman amphitheater and a Theater in the heart of the city
TOUR: Old town (Cathedral, Aragonese Castle) - seafront
Stop at the amazing Bauxite Cave, in the outskirts of the town
TRANSFER: Otranto-Santa Maria di Leuca
Passing by Santa Cesarea Terme. Stop at Fiord "Il Ciolo"
Stop at the Sanctuary of "Finibus Terrae" in Santa Maria di Leuca, with its huge lighthouse at the very end of Puglia. In good wather conditions, the view goes over the two seas, to the mountains of Albania, to the west the mountains of Calabria and the island of Corfu, in Greece
TRANSFER: Santa Maria di Leuca - Gallipoli
TOUR: Old town, located on a island and linked to the mainland by an old bridge (baroque Cathedral of S. Agata, alleys, Trappeto Granafei)
DROP OFF at your accommodation
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
End Point Options: Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 7 hours
Tour takes approximately 7/7:30 hours.
I provide transportation with modern and comfortable minivan (with A/C)
It accommodates up to 4 adults with big luggages (and 2 additional seats for kids)
For larger groups, I can arrange transportation in modern and comfortable minivan or minibus (ask for a quote)
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 Euro - About 15/20 Euro per day.
Credit cards are accepted everywhere.
However, some small grocery shops/souvenir shops/street-food restaurants, etc. (particularly the ones located in places off the beaten path) may not accept them.
If on calendar I'm marked as unavailable, pls contact me as I might still assist you.
My driving license is valid for car and minivan up to 8 passenger.
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Our trip on the 28th - to Lecce, Otranto and the Salento coastal sites - was also excellent, another 12 hours of Gianluca's time when we saw and learnt a lot about sites that have long interested us. When we think of that region we shall think of him, and all the knowledge of a very good and experienced local guide.