The land of the Salento: where the beauty of its landscape accompanies its cultural heritage; the welcoming land of people extending yet another smile.

A land rich of ancient traditions: handicrafts, authentic cooking, music and dances. A land between two seas: the Adriatic offers the brightness of the morning sunrise and the high cliffs; the Ionio shares its thousands of shades of sunset and the wild expanses of fine sandy beaches.

Its nature is represented by the land which still conserves grand natural treasures: the marshes (Torre Guaceto and Cesine, area managed by the WWF); the coastlines, which vary from the Adriatic to Ionio, include breathtaking sites; the landscapes of the Serre; the carsic phenomena; and moreover, one of the most important flora of Italy.

Its art and history are represented by: the many remains and signs of the long and tough history of the Salento region; the castles (Corigliano, Copertino, Lecce); the rupestrian churches; the early Christian crypts; the Baroque churches(Lecce, Galatina, Gallipoli); the rural architecture; the dolmen and menhir; the numerous archeological areas (Ugento, Patu’, Roca Vecchia, Porto Badisco, Muro Leccese); and the museums (Ugento, Lecce and Maglie).

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