Natural harbour on the Adriatic coast of Salento, Porto Badisco is just north of ‘Punta Scuru’ and about 12km south of Otranto. The seaside town has a modest-sized beach, tenderly embraced by two rocky granite ridges that protect it from the wind, rendering the sea calm, almost in all periods of the year. Facing the sea, a good restaurant, prepares cuisine based on fish, with excellent linguine with seafood.
Known for the clarity and cleanliness of the water, which, cool, and crystal, gives regenerating moments of pleasure, forgetting the heat of the sun. Also known for the magnificent underwater scene, suitable for fishing of all kinds and snorkelling, the possibility of renting boats and the beautiful landscape. Virgil Aeneid-III, 552: ‘Dove due rocce spumeggiano d’acqua salata, mentre il porto rimane nascosto’. The resort is also known for the famous “Grotta dei Cervi”, a small museum where important wall paintings where found and can still be admired.