The ``tarantata`` land
From Brindisi to Santa Maria di Leuca, between the coastal road and typical villages that tell the story of this wonderful land, there is the Salento, the heel of Italy.
In the past, Salento was part of the old Land of Otranto, is now known for its savage and rugged coastline, “the Maldives of Italy“, which attract tourists from all over the world. It is known also for its art and the story of its population, that dakes back to the time of the Messapi.
Take your time to enjoy the magnificences of Salento.
You will admire the splendor of Brindisi, with its treasures of the Roman domination; Lecce, the Baroque city, the Region capital of this sub-region; Gallipoli, the Kalòs Polis of Ionian Sea; Galatina and its tradition of the “pizzicate”; Otranto, considered the Oriental Door of Italy, and lastly you will reach the borders of the white-land, Santa Maria di Leuca, the most extreme point of the peninsula.
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This city has its roots in prehistoric times, and it becomes an important channel of communication during the time. The historical center, protected by the Aragonese boundaries, is really fascinating.
Truth or suggestion? The land of remorse. The land who handed down from generations tales of "pizzicate" poisoned by the tarantula, every year at the summer beginning.
On the Ionian Sea overlooks Gallipoli, "la città-Bella", a little island in the past linked to the land, where only in 1800 it has begun to build the new village.
Let you enchant from the wonders made over the centuries from cultures that have come and gone in the chief town of Lecce, the homeland of Baroque art for excellence.
On the Ionic side of the Salento, around 26 kilmoeters away from the city of Lecce, rises Nardò, one of the centers in which Baroque art has reached up his maximum splendor.
A City from very ancient origins, firstly Messapian, then Greek and at last Roman. This city that rises on the sea, is a renowned touristic center that surprises and fascinates for his history.