Salento, things to see in 3 days in Salento on the Ionian coast

If you are looking for an oasis of peace to escape from your everyday life, Salento is a perfect destination, halfway between a cultural holiday, the food and wine experience and the relaxation at the sea. If you can get away from work, friends and relatives for only 3 days, here it is a useful guide to discover the places you must see on the Ionian coast.

If, on the other hand, you have more time available, click here. Or, if you are lovers of the Adriatic coast, find some useful info by reading this article.


DAY 1, LECCE – If you arrive by plane or highway, make the first stop in Lecce to get a taste of what this land can offer you between art, culinary tradition, fun and nightlife. The old town is an open-air museum: the Roman Amphitheater will take you back in time; the Basilica of Santa Croce and the Duomo with its bell tower will give you an exceptional demonstration of Baroque art; the cafes and clubs in the city center will give you great moments of relaxation and will give you a taste of the city’s nightlife.


DAY 2, GALLIPOLI – For the second day of your mini-trip, take the highway 101 or move with the lines of the “Salento by bus” service and go to Gallipoli, one of the most popular destinations of Salento. You will be enchanted by the old town, enclosed by walls and surrounded by the sea with its oriental beauty, an inevitable result of the influences of the past by Swabian and Byzantine Normans. The harbor will give you a folkloristic picture of Salento’s traditions. Gallipoli is not only the old town, but it is also one of the most beautiful stretches of the Ionian coast. We recommend spending at least half a day on the enchanting beaches of Punta Prosciutto and Punta della Suina.


DAY 3, LEUCA – We conclude our little itinerary with the extreme point of the Heel of the Boot. At first, however, make a stop in the marinas of Pescoluse, Torre Vado and Torre Suda. There, the sandy white beaches and the crystalline sea have nothing to envy to tropical destinations, not surprisingly Pescoluse was renamed “Maldives of Salento“.

After a day spent on the beach, move to Santa Maria di Leuca, the point where the two seas (Ionian and Adriatic) meet. The small town, which stands on a promontory, has a special charm. Visit the Sanctuary and the lighthouse and say goodbye to Salento, not without giving you an appointment for the next holiday!

For some tips on where to stay on vacation, follow the links below:

holiday houses -> www.casesalento.com

Holiday luxury villas -> www.villesalento.it

email -> info@villesalento.it

Mobile Phones -> (+39) 392/0202233 – (+39) 328/461763


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