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Puglia’s Salento region is home to the architecturally stunning art city of Lecce. It is also home to the popular seaside cities of Otranto and Gallipoli. Moreover, in this area you can find the famous marina of Santa Maria de Leuca. In fact, you will find countless other small traditional seaside and countryside towns and villages in Salento.
Salento is delineated by Taranto in the Northwest and Brindisi in the Northeast. It extends all the way down to where the Ionian and Adriatic seas meet – the heel of Italy’s boot. Once a wild southern terrain, in more recent years travelers from far and wide have flocked to the now popular region. It mainly attracts those looking to escape to a region with a slower daily pace.
Here you have a variety of property options. You can choose between seaside villas, beautifully restored luxury farmhouses (locally known as masserie) and even historic Palazzos. The Salento area of Puglia has a variety of options for your next holiday in Italy. Here at SopranoVillas we have sifted through to find the cream of the crop for you!
For those who prefer a seaside holiday, the cities of Otranto, Castro, Santa Maria di Leuca and Gallipoli all provide great options. Santa Maria di Leuca is an important southern city because of its famous lighthouse. You may also know it for the beautiful marina, where you can hire a boat for a day. In fact, you can even hire them for an extended holiday on the Mediterranean!
In addition to the plentiful properties close to the main cities, you can also enjoy more secluded options. Salento masserie, trulli, or luxury villas along the coast with private access to the sea will ensure a truly relaxing holiday.
However, the seaside is not the only beautiful location Salento has to offer! Lecce is one of the largest cities in Salento and its unique architecture, known as barocco leccese, attracts many visitors from both Italy and abroad. Whether you choose to stay on the coast or further inland, Salento is sure to impress!