Popular Accommodations in Salento
Highlights in Salento
- Finibus Terrae (The End of the World)
- Grotta Zinzulusa
- A trip to Taranto
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Vacation rentals in Salento
A vacation rental in Lecce? A beautiful holiday apartment in Brindisi? Or would you prefer a stately finca with its own pool in Otranto? The Salento region, which stretches across the peninsula that forms the heel of the Italian boot, is known for its great beaches and many attractions. Whether you prefer traditional Italian or luxurious and elegant - here you will find the right vacation rental for every taste and requirement!
Holidays in Salento
Location and orientation
The Solento peninsula stretches over about 100 km in length and 40 km in width, making it Italy's boot heel. The peninsula belongs to the Apulia region and includes the provinces of Lecce and parts of the provinces of Taranto and Brindisi, which are also the three largest cities in the region. Due to its unique location you will not only find typical Italian architecture, but also many influences of the Greek islands - for example the whitewashed flat roof houses in some villages.
In August, everything in Salento revolves around "La Notte della Taranta". Concerts and dance competitions take place in many places in Salento.
Top 3 travel tips
Well, the end of the world is not to be found in Santa Maria di Leuca at Punta Ristola, but a long time ago it may have seemed so. At the southernmost point of the boot there are numerous grottos and historical buildings such as the imposing lighthouse and the Santa Maria de Finibus Terrae Basilica right next to it. In addition, Europe's longest aqueduct ends at the Cape - and when its locks are opened and millions of tons of water plunge down the rocks, it is a truly unique natural spectacle.2. The Grotta Zinzulusa
To the south of the small town of Castro is the Grotta Zinzulusa, nestled in a steep rock face that slopes down to the sea. Already the walk to the grotto becomes a real highlight. The grotto itself leads more than 100 meters into the rock and ends in the impressive cathedral. The underwater part of the grotto is closed to visitors.3. One day in Taranto
Taranto - or Taranto as the Italians call it - lies on the Ionian Sea and is a popular destination for excursions. Of course you will also find one or the other finca or apartment here. But mainly visitors come because of the breathtaking castle Castello Aragonese from the 9th century. Also the Centro Storica, which is situated on an island and can be reached over a bridge, attracts with history: here there are remains of old Greek monuments.