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Things to do on holidays in Salento in November

30 Ago

November could be an unusual month to travel and visit Salento, a land where the sea and beaches are its main vocation. And yet, spending a few days in Salento in autumn could still be a good idea, thanks to the still mild climate. That’s why!

Even if the diving and swimming season gradually goes away, discovering Salento in November could offer you an even more special opportunity to explore the area. Without the summer crowds and the hot wether, you will find an immense pleasure in discovering unspoiled natural landscapes both on the coast (with the beauty of the rocky and sandy stretches) and in the hinterland (countryside and villages full of history). Continua a leggere

Salento, things to do on holidays in October in Salento

23 Ago

In Salento, summer doesn’t end on September 21st. The warm season, in fact, lasts at least one month longer, not only thanks to the temperatures that continue to be pleasant, but also because the events still go on.

If you come to Salento in October, you can enjoy natural landscapes (beaches, sea, countryside) in total relax, exploring new itineraries, taking advantage of the respite from the summer heat. The period, therefore, is ideal for planning walks through cycle-tourist routes, visiting museums and admiring the churches and architectural beauties of every corner of Salento.

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Things to do if you’re on holidays in Salento in September

16 Ago

Uncrowded beaches, mild temperatures, many events: spending your holidays in September in Salento means enjoying the most beautiful sides of summer without the crowds of the August holidays.

If you have chosen the month of September for your holiday, Salento will be your ideal destination. That’s why. Continua a leggere

Exploring Salento, the land of Salice Salentino wine

28 Giu

Together with Primitivo and Negroamaro, Salice Salentino is the third native wine of Salento. Local food and wine products are an original and “tasty” way to explore our land and its culinary traditions. Together with the classic touristic itineraries among beaches and sea, we offer you a short trip between the provinces of Lecce and Brindisi, to discover the Salice Salentino.

PRODUCTION

Salice Salentino is a DOC wine, whose production takes place in the provinces of Brindisi and Lecce. Veglie, Guagnano and Campi Salentina, in the province of Lecce, San Pancrazio Salentino, Sandonaci and Cellino San Marco, in the province of Brindisi, are the municipalities where the wine is produced, from the vines Negroamaro, black Malvasia of Brindisi and black Malvasia of Lecce.

Salice Salentino is divided into six different types of wine, among which there are red, white, rosé and pinot bianco (also present with the sparkling type), sweet aleatico and sweet liqueur aleatico.

FEATURES

The wine has a more or less intense ruby ​​red color. The smell is pleasant and intense, while the flavor is robust but velvety. These properties make Salice Salentino particularly recommended on roasts, strong cheeses and game.

HISTORY

The origin of the DOC denomination of Salice Salentino is due to Senator Arcangelo de Castris, who, thanks to his winery “Leone De Castris”, has managed to affirm the value of this particular wine in Italy and worldwide. The winery, one of the oldest still in operation, was founded in 1665 by Duke Oronzo Arcangelo Maria Francesco De Castris, count of Lemos.

In the early 1800s the winery began exporting wine to the United States, Germany and France. Five Roses was born in 1943, the company’s best-known product and the first rosé wine to be bottled and marketed in Italy and immediately exported to the United States.

If you don’t know where to sleep in Salento, here you will find some useful advice.

holiday houses -> www.casesalento.com

Holiday luxury villas -> www.villesalento.it

email -> info@villesalento.it

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

Exploring Salento, the land of Negroamaro wine

21 Giu

Dark, harmonious and warm, Negroamaro is the most widespread and ancient grape variety in Salento. The heart of its production is in the Upper Salento, from San Pietro Vernotico to Monteroni di Lecce, passing by Cellino San Marco, San Donaci, Guagnano, Salice Salentino and Leverano, headquarters of historic cellars. If you’d like to explore this land, through unusual paths tasting food and wine typical of this area, we suggest you to read this post. Continua a leggere

Exploring Salento, the land of Primitivo wine

14 Giu

Do you want to explore Salento in an different way? We suggest you an alternative way to visit our land, following the Via del Primitivo, a wine of local production which, together with Negroamaro, is one of the main products of Salento. Through a path that combines taste with history, we discover the origins and properties of this wonderful grape variety.

From Manduria to Lizzano, passing through S. Giorgio Jonico, Pulsano, Leporano, San Marzano di San Giuseppe, Sava and Avetrana, here they are the villages where we can find Primitivo wine. With a red color and an intense flavor, Primitivo goes well with cheeses, legume soups, grilled lamb.

FEATURES

Always used as a cutting wine, today Primitivo di Manduria represents one of the main product of Salento’s enology. The notes of sweet and ripe fruit (blackberries, cherries, plums) and spices define the taste of Primitivo, a wine with low acidity and high alcohol content.

Dry as a meal or natural dessert, the wine goes perfectly with grilled meats or aged cheeses. Primitivo is also the perfect companion for traditional Apulian sweets with ricotta, almond and dried fig fillings. A glass of Primitivo is fine even if tasted alone: you’ll be able to appreciate its particular notes. There are two different types: Primitivo di Manduria DOC and Primitivo di Manduria natural sweet DOCG.

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HISTORY

It is not clear when the vine came in Salento. Maybe it was the ancient Greeks who brought it here or the Romans from Dalmatia. In fact, the wine is genetically very similar to the Crljenak Kastelsnski cultivated from Istria to the Sabbioncello peninsula. Another descendant from Primitivo is Zinfandel, a California cult species. In fact, it seems that, in the early nineteenth century, it was exported overseas by some Apulian migrant.

For the production of wine, the harvests take place at night, the only time when you can have respite from the heat and the sun. In 2011, in the Dolce Naturale version, the Primitivo becomes DOCG, protected and enhanced by the presence of the Primitivo Protection Consortium.

ITINERARIES

The Primitivo paths unfold in unparalleled naturalistic scenarios. We suggest you to bring comfortable shoes and a camera to capture the enchanting landscapes, such as the Natural Reserves of the Eastern Tarantino Coast: from the salt pans animated by numerous species of birds, including pink flamingos, to the marshes embellished with multiple varieties of orchids, holm oak woods and the presence of the Chidro river, custodian of Roman necropolises.

Lastly, we recommend a visit to the Museum of the Primitive Wine Civilization, testimony of the social history and agrarian vocation of this land.

If you don’t know where to sleep in Salento, here you will find some useful advice.

holiday houses -> www.casesalento.com

Holiday luxury villas -> www.villesalento.it

email -> info@villesalento.it

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

Choose the right beach in Salento depending on the winds. A guide for you

7 Giu

Salento is a land surrounded by the Adriatic Sea on one side and by the Ionian Sea on the other. This allows you to enjoy two different seas in only one vacation! In addition, the distance between one coast and the another is about 50km, so you will have the chance to explore the beauty of both the coasts in one day, driving for an hour.

Being surrounded by two seas, give you the to choose the right beach with the perfect sea every day, depending on the winds.

Before choosing your destination, therefore, consult the weather on your smartphone, take a quick look at this short guide and you will always find the sea with perfect weather conditions. Continua a leggere

Things to see in Gallipoli on holidays

17 Mag

Gallipoli, in the last few years, has become the most popular destination in Salento especially for the youngest people. The nightlife and the wonderful beaches have made the village one of the most ideal places to spend holidays. Gallipoli, however, with its old town, its churches and monuments is worth a visit for its architectural beauties as well.

Facing the Ionian Sea, Gallipoli is located along the west coast of Salento and is divided into two distinct areas: the old town, which stands on an island of limestone, and the new village, connected to the island by a bridge dating back to the 17th century. Continua a leggere

A holiday tip for you: villas with exclusive swimming pool…

10 Apr

A holiday villa all for you, with large indoor spaces, garden and above all with an exclusive swimming pool where you can relax! It would look like a dream but, in this moment, villas with swimming pools are the most suitable solution for your best holidays. Why? Find out here. Continua a leggere

Holidays in Salento, things to see in the villages of Grecìa Salentina

5 Apr

In the hinterland of Salento, about 20 km from Lecce, there are a group of villages, united by an ancient linguistic and cultural tradition. Grecìa salentina is a testimony of what remains in the centuries of the Greek influence in this area. The villages that still speak “Griko” today, a mixture of Greek and local dialect, are eleven: Calimera, Carpignano Salentino, Castrignano de ’Greci, Corigliano d’Otranto, Cutrofiano, Martano, Martignano, Melpignano, Soleto, Sternatia and Zollino. Continua a leggere

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