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Discovering Salento, land of festivals

19 Gen

Wine, wheat, snails, octopus: what do these foods have in common? Easy to say if you’re from Salento! They are all the protagonists of some of the most famous festivals of Salento.

Only in few regions of Italy the traditions of the table are celebrated as happens in this land. Especially in the summer, there are plenty of events in each village, where we celebrate a specialty of gastronomy or a product of the earth, tasted and prepared in many variations. Continua a leggere

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

12 Gen

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. Continua a leggere

A visit through art and sea, things to see in 5 days in Salento

29 Dic

You can’t decide between a cultural holiday and a vacation to the seaside? Salento is the place you are looking for with its 150 km of coastline and a cultural heritage that you can find in every small village. If you have a few days off, you can choose to come here and you won’t regret it! To help you, we developed a 5-day mini guide with the most beautiful places to see. Continua a leggere

Salento, things to do in 7 days on the Adriatic coast

22 Dic

With about 150 km of coastline, Salento offers a unique variety of landscapes, sea and beaches. So we’d better plan our journey in order to be sure of visiting the most important places.

That is why, in this guide, you will find some advice and above all a valid itinerary to keep in mind when you visit the Adriatic coast, if you are here for 7 days. (For the things to see in 7 days on the Ionian, click here). Continua a leggere

Salento, things to do in 7 days on the Ionian coast

15 Dic

You chose Salento to enjoy a week of relaxation, sun, sea and beaches, but you haven’t planned the things to do yet. Here it is a useful guide to enjoy 7 days of vacation, without forgetting any place worth seeing!

Let’s start from Lecce, and then we travel along the entire Ionian coast. You can choose to travel by car (the roads easily connect all the towns), or you can rely on public transport (if you come in summer, there is the excellent “Salento in Bus” service that connects all the marinas of the Salento). If you need to understand which transport means is right for you, read here. Continua a leggere

Discovering Salento, between sea and amusement parks: the museum “Castromediano” in Lecce

19 Mag

The Provincial Museum “S. Castromediano” in Lecce is the oldest museum in Puglia. Founded in 1868 by Sigismondo Castromediano, the museum collects numerous testimonies of the Messapian civilization and Roman settlements up to the art of the 20th century.

The collection boasts, among other things, the most complete collection of Attic red-figure vases, messapian ceramics and finally statues of the imperial age, coming from the amphitheater. Continua a leggere

Discovering Salento, between sea and amusement parks: museum of natural history

12 Mag

The Museum of Natural History in Calimera, a few kilometers south of Lecce, is the ideal place to observe the variety of the naturalistic heritage of Salento.

With over two thousand square meters of exhibition space, the museum is the largest in Southern Italy and is divided into two paths: the Vivarium and the wildlife park. The exhibition sections are classified by subject: from Astronomy to Mineralogy, from Paleontology to Botany. Continua a leggere

Salento, between sea and amusement parks: the archeological museum in Taranto

5 Mag

The National Archaeological Museum of Taranto (MarTa) has one of the largest collections of artefacts from the Magna Graecia era, including the famous Ori of Taranto.

Reopened in 2007, after a long restoration work, this big museum is divided into a mezzanine floor, used for temporary exhibitions and conferences, and in the foreground where the Greek-Roman section is displayed. The second floor houses the prehistoric section of the Palaeolithic and the Bronze Age.
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Discovering Salento, between sea and amusement parks: an outdoor museum in Caprarica

28 Apr

From the prehistory to the Middle Ages, passing through the Romans: six sections, all over 12 hectares of land, make the history come back to life in the largest open-air museum of Italy. Kalòs, the Archeodromo del Salento is located in the Serra of Galugnano, in Caprarica di Lecce and it is a sort of museum that recalls the life of mankind from prehistory to the more recent times. Continua a leggere

Discovering Salento, between sea and amusement parks: Fasanolandia!

14 Apr

Fasanolandia, in addition to being the most famous attraction of Puglia, is undoubtedly the most special in terms of characteristics and particularities. The zoo, in fact, is one of the largest in Europe where you can admire animals in a state of semi-freedom. Continua a leggere

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