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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

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

Discovering Salento, between sea and amusement parks: Ciuchino Birichino is waiting for you!

26 Mag

If you want to spend the day with your children outdoor and in contact with nature, the Adventure Park “Ciuchino Birichino” is what you have been looking for.

An area of ​​over 80 hectares will be the ideal place for adventure activities such as walking paths on old trees, trekking, orienteering, walking, carriage rides and more. 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

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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How to get around in Salento on vacation, the guide to choose the best vehicle

21 Apr

You have organized your holiday in Salento thinking of everything: you have chosen the destination, you have booked the place to stay and, finally, you have also made a short list of things to see. In fact, you don’t want to stay in one place for the entire stay, but you want to take the opportunity to explore the wonders that this land has to offer.

Ok, Salento is not a boundless area, but knowing how to choose the means to move around can save you time and stress! Here is a brief guide on how to move around in Salento, depending on your needs.

BY CAR

If you have decided to travel by car, you will reach Salento via the A14 if you come from the North, or along the A1 from Central Italy. Once in place, move between one location and the other will be fairly easy.

The hinterland, in fact, is well connected to both coasts (Ionian and Adriatic) and you can choose whether to take the coastal road to be enchanted by the surrounding landscape or to take the state road for a smoother course.

There are two main arteries: the highway 101-274 that connects Lecce to Gallipoli, up to Santa Maria di Leuca, and the state road 16 which will take you to Maglie and Otranto and then the 275 to Leuca.

BY TRAIN

If you choose to come to Salento by train you will stop in Lecce. From there you can decide whether to explore the Salento by bus or continue with the train, using the lines of the South-East Railway (Ferrovia Sud-Est).

BY BUS

If you travel by train or plane, an excellent solution to move around in Salento is definitely the bus.

The summer lines of the “Salento in Bus” service, conceived by the province of Lecce, are now a solid certainty of every summer. Throughout the season, in fact, you can move easily and in a low cost way from the hinterland to the marinas, thanks to the 9 lines that branch out all over the Salento region.

You can reach easily the most famous towns such as Otranto, Gallipoli and Santa Maria di Leuca and the coastal resorts such as Porto Cesareo, Torre Dell’Orso, Castro, etc.

STP‘s services are also active, namely the Public Transportation Company of Terra d’Otranto.

VEHICLE RENTAL: CAR OR BIKE?

The most comfortable way to explore the Salento is undoubtedly with your own vehicle. If you arrived by plane or train and you don’t have a car to move, the best solution is to rent one.

Not just a car, but also a bike. The Salento is, in fact, a land to be discovered and mostly uncontaminated. What better choice to opt for a cycle touring itinerary, moving around, staying in contact with nature?

TRANSFER SERVICE

One of the last options you have for exploring the Salento is to rely on a transfer to move from one or more areas of the Salento peninsula or simply to get from the airport to your destination in the Lecce province and vice versa.

For car/bike rental or transfer service, you can find all the info and contacts you need by writing to:

informazioni@villesalento.it

Now that you’ve chosen the right vehicle to move, all you have to do is book your stay, pack your suitcase and start exploring the magnificent Salento!

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

Discovering Salento, between sea and amusement parks: Carrisiland!

7 Apr

Carrisiland is much more than just an amusement park. Located on the Provincial Road 51, towards Oria, the park is divided between the aquatic area, with 13500mq of Caribbean pools, and the wooded area, with 60 hectares of greenery.

Those who choose to spend a holiday in the amusement park will be spoiled for choice on the activities to do. Continua a leggere

Rice, potatoes and mussels, here’s how to cook the tajeddha

3 Mar

The tajeddha is a dish that combines the taste of the sea (with mussels) to that of the earth (with potatoes) in a harmonious and simple way. The dish owes its name to the pan (tajeddha, in dialect) in which the ingredients are placed and then put in the oven. Here is the recipe in a few steps.

To find out other typical dishes of Salento, look at the following link! Continua a leggere

The snails of Salento, the recipe of “municeddhi”

24 Feb

If you believe that the French are the only ones to cook and eat snails, you are wrong! In Salento “municeddhi”(snails) are a traditional dish cooked in various ways (roasted or in a pan).

In Cannole (near Otranto), every summer, there is one of the oldest and most famous festival of Salento dedicated to snails. In the recipe that we introduce here, we show you how to cook the municeddhi in a pan with a delicious sauce.

To find out other typical dishes of Salento, look at the following link! Continua a leggere

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