Salento (Puglia): territory, what to see between sea and landscapes

Travel guide in Salento, including holidays in the territory in the south of the region, the scenic landscapes to change color of the sea moving along the coast.

Guide Salento

Salento or Salento Peninsula is located in the southern part of the region, between the Ionian and Adriatic Sea to the west and east, occupying the space corresponding to the heel of the boot that outlines the geographic shape of Italy, is also known as the heel Italy. This territory has developed, from the historical, architectural, cultural and linguistic characteristics of the details that make it different from other lands of Puglia.

In fact, looking at its history we find that, during the reign of Frederick II of Swabia, Apulia was divided, from an administrative standpoint, in three Giustizierati one of which corresponded to this strip of land called the land of Otranto and it was with the Byzantine rule that the Salento played an important role in the relations between East and West and saw a great flowering of commerce and the arts.

The area is ideal for holidays in Salento comprises three provinces, Lecce, Brindisi and Taranto and is the easternmost territory of Italy. The landscape of Salento is characterized especially by a tree line largely formed by ancient olive trees and the houses built using local stone often typical light colored finish to view the highlights, if compared to its reddish soil very rich iron, and gives them a typically Mediterranean.

Along the coast road you can observe the changes in color of the sea depending on the area where you are located. In fact if you look at the sea from cliffs, typical of the coastal strip along the Adriatic Sea, there is a dark blue color, while if it is observed from the sandy beaches along the coast of the Ionian Sea, the color is emerald green with shades of light blue.

Although following the two coasts of the towns are not many, you can ammmirare ancient towers in a square or circular, which once served as a defense against attacks from the sea.