SALENTO: THE SUN, THE COUNTRYSIDE BETWEEN TWO SEAS, THE WIND.
In Italy it is known as “the heel of the boot”. Salento is the southern area of Puglia. The place where the culture, the art, the gastronomy, the sea and traditions blend together offering a dream to all its visitors.
Immerse yourself in this dream crossing small hamlets and breathtaking naturalistic sites, you experience farmer and food and wine activities where to taste extra virgin olive oil, wine and fine local dishes. It is the authentic Puglia.
Road signs in the Salento area (link: goo.gl/maps ) seem made especially for getting you all mixed up. There’s many of them, too many of them, and they all point to something and its opposite. But the funny part is that ultimately they’re always right.
So if you’re in your car and you’ve decided to drive along the little towns scattered here and there over this plateau land suspended in time – just take it easy. Actually you should do your best to let yourself go and follow your instinct.
You’ll discover the real charm of Salento, beyond its “pizzica” music and its crystal-clear waters.
You will realize that what really makes this place magical is the fact that it’s still basically wild, partly due to neglect and partly due to the will of its people to leave their land free to be whatever it is – namely itself.