Salento is the heel of the boot-shaped Italian peninsula, located between the Province of Lecce and parts of Brindisi and Taranto.
Salento has the sun that warms your heart all year round, not just in the hot summer months. Salento has the wind – either the humid Scirocco blowing from the south, from Africa, or the dry Tramontana blowing from the north.
Salento is a stroll through the narrow streets of Otranto and Specchia, two of the most beautiful Italian medieval villages. Salento is the smell of fresh tomato sauce simmering early on Sunday mornings. Salento is the figs dried in the sun after summer, waiting to be stuffed with small pieces of chocolate or almonds. Salento is a good glass of Negramaro wine by the sea, accompanied by local taralli.
Salento is a walk in the old town of Lecce, to discover the workshops of local paper mache artisans. Salento is homemade pasta prepared by our grandmothers and mothers, the delicious orecchiette and sagne ‘ncannulate.
Salento is a day-trip by bike either to the Alimini Lakes or to the nature parks along the coast. Salento is a mix of different cultures, from the Saracen to the Byzantine. Salento is also represented by the beautiful caves located on the Adriatic coast. Salento is its local terracotta handicraft made in the hinterland (e.g. Cutrofiano). Salento is joy, hospitality, laughter.