Seaside resorts in the Ionian coast, adjacent to Porto Cesareo, to whom it is historically linked. In this tourist destination, typical fishmongers by the sea give the opportunity to taste fresh shellfish just opened.
Beach of Sant’Isidoro, Ionian coastal Resort with sandy and rocky coastline

Sant’Isidoro is a seaside village that is located behind a sandy beach, just south of Porto Cesareo. The small town, developed in recent years, named after the ancient coastal tower, which overlooks a long sandy beach, divided into two small islands called ‘Lido dell’Ancora’ and ‘Frascone’. The water height remains low for several meters from the coast (therefore ideal for families with children).

Characteristic for the area is the tasting of seafood (and urchins) in fish shops and restaurants on the coast. At about 2 km from Sant ‘Isidoro, we find a large underground cavity, called ‘Palude del Capitano’, has arisen due to the erosion of the weather, a body of water, which communicates with the sea through a network of underground channels.

The coves of Sant’Isodoro, the islets and the coastal towers, have represented and still represent a unique and enchanting natural landscape and seascape protected since 1997. The water clarity is guaranteed by a continuous flow of sweet water currents, which help to maintain a rich habitat for different creatures of the Mediterranean.


This tourist resort on the Ionian Sea, has a tower of the fifteenth century, now part of a restoration project, which was used previously to spot enemy ships, part of the ingenious defence system (characteristic of the maritime republics) that allowed Porto Cesareo to defend his territory.

In fact, there are three sighting towers, positioned in the area of Porto Cesareo, who are to be returned to the public domain and are currently involved in major projects, such the creation of the “Museum of the Sea” where the relics found in the depths of Salento sea will be exposed. In 1977 the area including Sant’Isidoros` marina was declared a protected natural park.



by car

Coming from north, take the highway A14 exit Bari, continuing in motorway Bari – Brindisi – Lecce – Gallipoli, then go on the coast road S. Caterina – Porto Cesareo, until you get to Sant’ Isidoro.

by train

By train (Trenitalia) Salento is reached along the Adriatic (Milan – Bologna – Pescara – Foggia – Lecce) or through the Rome – Caserta – Foggia – Bari – Brindisi – Lecce. Once in Lecce you can rent a car, or use of the FSE buses that will take you directly to Sant’ Isidoro.

by plane

By plane you can reach Salento by flying to Brindisi, where you will choose to wait for the terminal that connects the airport to the center of Lecce or rent a car. If you choose the first option you can continue using the FSE bus to Sant’ Isidoro.