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1. From Lecce: Otranto, S.M. Leuca, Gallipoli & Galatina Tour
Visit 4 of the most picturesque towns in Salento on your own—Otranto, Santa Maria di Leuca, Gallipoli, and Galatina. Take a scenic route from the Adriatic to the Ionian Sea, between rocky coasts, small bays, and white beaches. Head to your first stop of Otranto, a town in Salento full of history. Every corner highlights the passage of different civilizations, including the Romans, the Byzantines, the Ottomans, and the Aragoneses. Enjoy free time to visit the splendid Cathedral, the Church of Saint Peter in perfect Byzantium style, the Castle, the Towers, the mighty Pelasgi Bastions, and the walls that surrounded the ancient city. Next, reach Santa Maria di Leuca, along the wonderful Adriatic coast, characterized by cliffs overlooking the sea, caves, and bays with a rocky bottom. Along the way, admire Santa Cesarea Terme, Castro Marina, and the Ciolo Fiord. Explore Santa Maria di Leuc...
2. From Lecce: Salento Coast Day Trip
Meet your guide and the driver in the morning and depart for your first stop on this day trip of the Salento Coast. Arrive in Otranto at approximately 9:15 AM and enjoy a privately guided tour of what is arguably one of the most beautiful towns in Italy. Hear how Otranto was considered the gateway to the country for peoples coming from the East. See its preserved ancient monuments, the impressive Aragonese Castle with its towers and defensive walls, and the beautiful cathedral with its medieval mosaic. Set off from Otranto at about 12:30 PM to enjoy a panoramic tour of the coast. Admire the beautiful views of the crystal clear sea before arriving in San Maria di Leuca, a town located on the southern tip of Puglia. Visit the Basilica-Sanctuary Santa Maria De Finibus Terrae and the town's iconic lighthouse located on Punta Meliso, just a few meters from the Basilica square. Afterward, he...
3. Santa Maria di Leuca: 2-Hour Private Tour
Experience a pleasant visit of Santa Maria di Leuca or, as it is commonly called, Leuca. The small town is located at the southeastern end of Italy and is important because it is symbolically located halfway between the Adriatic Sea and the Ionian. During the tour, admire the large port with its majestic lighthouse over 48 meters high and among the most important in Italy. The pleasant walk will continue until you visit the Church of Cristo Re, the many 19th century villas, the Corinthian column and the Monumental waterfall, completed in 1939 where the Apulian Aqueduct ends. Finally, you will visit the basilica/ Sanctuary of Santa Maria de Finibus Terrae, consecrated in 1755.
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