Ciolo, a charming location situated in Salento, known for the fascination of the surrounding nature and the particularity of the place. This is a wonderful natural bay, belonging to the town of Gagliano del Capo, overlooking the Adriatic coast, between the marina di Novaglie and Santa Maria di Leuca.
The characteristic of this area is that from Gagliano (village situated on a hill from which you can admire the sea) opens a deep ravine, about 500 meters long, which then leads directly into the sea, forming a small cove of pebbles. The path is easily explorable by foot and it appears as an ideal route for lovers of trekking and nature, with the chance to find rare and special plants such as cornflower of Leuca and many species of wild orchids. This location is well known and perfect for rock climbing too. In fact in Salento there are about 160 routes for climbing.
At the end of the path you are immediately in front of the crystal clear sea and at the foot of a bridge that unites the two sides of the canyon (the so called Ciolo Bridge), from which the more adventurous try the thrill of breathtaking dives (about 25m high): a real spectacle for tourists and locals. The scenery of the Ciolo is one of the most evocative of Salento: vastness, peace and tranquility, these are the feelings that you experience while admiring it.