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Find out more about Sant’Andrea: not only sea and beaches

24 Mar

Sant’Andrea is a tiny pearl, belonging to the municipality of Melendugno. It is well known to those who love the sea and the beautiful beaches of Salento. It is located between Torre Dell’Orso and Otranto. The place is definitely a destination to be added to the list of things to see in your holidays in Salento.

Sant’Andrea is famous for its sea stacks

SANT’ANDREA – DESCRIPTION AND HISTORY

Sant’Andrea was an ancient port located on the Adriatic Sea, and even now it is a small fishing village. Sant’Andrea is famous for its sea stacks that attract large numbers of tourists and lovers of uncontaminated landscapes.

The most striking sea stack is certainly the one shaped like a bow, called “Arco degli Innamorati”, named after an unfortunate incident that involved two lovers who swam around there (at least according to legend). When the sea is calm you must go for a swim under the “Arco degli Innamorati” to enjoy the crystal clear sea of Salento.

To the left of the beach there is an area no longer accessible because of the cliff collapses. On the right, however, there is a large pine forest, ideal for cooling down in the hottest days and perfect for a picnic outdoors in the spring days.

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If you fancy walking a bit, Sant’Andrea is the place for you! Just follow the dirt road to admire the enchanting landscape of rocks and small sandy coves, that are accessible when the sea is not rough.

PLACES OF INTEREST

For many young people from Salento and not, Sant’Andrea is synonym of “Babilonia“, the so-called club located right near the beach. For many years Babilonia houses unforgettable musical evenings, concerts and DJ sets, especially in summer nights. Your holiday in Salento won’t be made only by sun, sea and beaches!

Sant’Andrea’s sea bottom

CURIOSITY

Sant’Andrea has won several times the “Bandiera Blu d’Europa” award for its crystal clear water. In 2000 it was the set for a TV spot of Wind, an italian telephone company.

STAY

If you are not tourists that want to visit fast this beautiful place of Salento, here they are holiday homes, suitable for your stay.

If you are a group of 4-6 people this beautiful villa http://www.villainpuglia.it/EN/CasaAffitto/m147 will definitely what you are looking for.

Alternatively, you can choose a lovely villa overlooking the sea, always in Sant’Andrea (http://www.villainpuglia.it/EN/CasaAffitto/m216).

This lovely bungalow is a intimate and romantic solution, if you are a couple (http://www.villainpuglia.it/EN/CasaAffitto/m318_1).

 

For info and booking:

www.villesalento.it

Roca, the “poetic” side of Salento

17 Feb Roca vista dall'alto

Roca is located between San Foca and Torre dell’Orso. It is one of the most beautiful place of Salento and it is definitely worth visiting it when you come here on vacation. The small town is different from the nearby seaside town thanks to its rocky coast, suitable for those who love the cliff, but it is equally lovely for those who prefer the sandy beach. Continua a leggere

Lecce – The Capital of Baroque

28 Mag

Today lets take a little walk through Lecce – the capital of baroque.

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Not only it is the capital of baroque, but often called the Florence of the South. Lecce owes these titles to its fabulous architecture. Continua a leggere

Summer is coming

27 Mag

Summer is coming and we cannot wait for it. The sun is out, the sea is warming up and we have a fantastic summer ahead. _MG_9466

The Peninsula of Salento is getting ready to host its guests. Everybody is working hard to prepare houses, beaches and Lidos to shine. The forecast for the simmer month seem to be very good. We expect fantastic weather and a season full of sun, sea and fun. Continua a leggere

Salento – Always worth a Travel

21 Mag

Salento is one of the most beautiful and loved regions of Italy. The peninsula is surrounded by the Mediterranean sea… On the east coast we have the Adria and on the west coast the ionian sea.

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The Land is characterised by the olive groves and wine fields. The Olive oil is one of the best you can get around the world and the wine too lives up to highest quality standards. The Region is famous for its kitchen and agricultural products. Continua a leggere

Spiaggiabella – An Oasis of Nature

18 Mag

Spiaggiabella is one wonderful resort located just 10min east of Lecce on the Adriatic coast of Salento. It is located in the natural park “Parco naturale regionale Bosco e Paludi di Rauccio” (Rauccio Woods and Marshes regional nature park). Continua a leggere

San Foca – Summer in the Sun

9 Mag

Today I was thinking to tell you little bit about San Foca, a tourist destination on the Adriatic coast of Salento.

San Foca was born as a fishing village. Fischer began to built small shelters to store their equipment and materials. Slowly the village began to be populated and inhabited. Today San Foca is fully developed to a tourist destination with all necessary amenities and services need to spend a fantastic holiday under the south Italian sun. Continua a leggere

Torre dell’Orso – a perfect place for a swim!

3 Mag

The Marina of Melendugno was again, like every year, awarded with the “Bandiera Blu” for excellent water conditions of the sea and beautiful beaches along the coast. Clean Waters, sometimes crystal clear with  50 shades of green and blue. A superb and excellent location to enjoy a beautiful swim.

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The “Bandiera Blue” is an award given to Seaside Resorts which have to fulfill different criteria (33 in total) to be rewarded with this desirable award. Continua a leggere

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