Salento is a fascinating region, rich in history and folklore.
Over the centuries man's experiences here have been interwoven with nature by living in harmony with the rhythms of the earth and sea.

Salento coast offers both cliffs and fine white sand and the idyllic shores meet a sea that is emerald green and sometimes light blue. From Gallipoli to Santa Maria di Leuca, passing through the famous beach of Maldives of Salento, the landscape unfolds smoothly from Castro to Santa Cesarea Terme and from there to Otranto.
But the heart of Salento is hidden away from the roar of the sea and the beaten tourist track in the midst of our olive trees that stand silent and monumental, almost intimidating in their majestic beauty.

The rich cultural and religious exchange with peoples and countries of East and West that took place centuries ago, through the Middle Ages to the modern era, have meant that in Salento many customs and rituals developed an exceptional cultural heritage.
It is a heritage that embraces the art of Romanesque architecture, like the baroque and rococo churches of Lecce and Gallipoli, and adds colour and sparkle to the moments of everyday life.
The most rigorous culinary tradition is preserved in restaurants and taverns where you can taste typical dishes such as homemade pasta, the pittole, sea urchins, cheese like cottage cheese, legumes, and sweets as fruttone and the pasticciotto cream.
During the summer, colourful festivals follow one another like explosions of joy and colour throughout the territory from Cannole to Patù, all in a playful spirit of sharing good food and gladdened by the hypnotic music of the "pizzica".
Of particular note are the "Notte della Taranta" in Melpignano, a cult summer event which attracts music lovers from all over Italy and the world and is a hotbed of musical experimentation that fuses new sounds with the musical traditions of pizzica.

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