Boat trip from Otranto to San Foca / Водная прогулка из Отранто в Сан-Фока

One day boat trip along the Adriatic coast, departing from Otranto port to San Foca, is a must if you want to really enjoy the beauty of Salento, especially because there are so many beaches that are accessible only from the sea with boat/yacht, and not from the land… The words are not enough to describe the grace and magnificence of the nature, the dance of the sun on the crystal and aquamarine water, the pleasure of total peace and bliss felt during the whole day…coast Continue reading

Zoo Safari Fasano / Зоопарк-сафари Фазано

giraffFirst of all it is great to see a zoo, where animals are not in the cages. Another thing I liked about Fasano zoo safari, is that it has also amusement park there, which is great if you want to spend the whole day there, especially with children… It is amazing that you can even touch all kind of animals (apart predators of course), as you enter their territory with your car, and they even come to the windows of your vehicle, as most of them are very curious and are not afraid of people, and they also think you are going to feed them (there are even nuts for sale outside the park). Continue reading

Shopping in Salento / Шоппинг в Саленто

shoppingMany people associate Italy with shopping, of course Rome and Milan are the paradise for shopping, but also Salento has a lot to offer… as well as in all other parts of Italy, each little town and even village of peninsula has many shops of different brands, not speaking of bigger towns and cities, full of big shopping centers, fashion boutiques, outlets and malls… So you can make your vacation in Salento even more interesting and spectacular, of course if you like shopping. If you also want to get big discounts, like 50% and sometimes even 70%, you should know that in Italy it is possible twice a year: from first weekend of January till the end of January-beginning of February, and from the first weekend of July till the end of July. Isn’t it great?:) Continue reading

All the connections and airlines of Bari and Brindisi airports

Here you can see all the cities, that are connected to Bari Airport, all the airlines operating for each city and the timetables for all destinations. Здесь Вы можете увидеть все города, имеющие авиасообщение с аэропортом Бари, какие авиакомпании действуют для каждого города и расписание всех направлений.

Bari airport info

Here you can see all the cities, that are connected to Brindisi Airport, all the airlines operating for each city and the timetables for all destinations. Здесь Вы можете увидеть все города, имеющие авиасообщение с аэропортом Бриндизи, какие авиакомпании действуют для каждого города и расписание всех направлений.

Brindisi airport info

Peperoncino Restaurant, Rivabella (Gallipoli)

with glass of prosecco

with glass of prosecco

I personally like Peperoncino Restaurant for two reasons, wonderful atmosphere and elegant interior. There are not so many restaurants in the south of Italy that pay attention to these criteria, they care only about quality of food and about numbers (the quantity of clients), that is why many of them look like a simple canteen. In Peperoncino instead, the atmosphere is totally different, dim lights, great relaxing popular music (not too loud), there are several sofas, beautiful interior in red color, and everybody receives a glass of prosecco  (Italian sparkling wine) on arrival. Continue reading

Charming Gallipoli / Очаровательный Галлиполи

centro storicoGallipoli is practically an island town, as it is almost totally surrounded by the sea. This town is ‘alive’ not only in summer, but all year round, and it has it all: the port, the dreamy beaches (from sandy to rocky), the night life (including open air disco), relax (there is Splash Aquapark near the town), festivals, shopping and history. Gallipoli is situated on the Ionian sea coast, and it is divided in two parts, the old town (historic centre) and the mainland, and these two parts are connected by the 16th century bridge. Continue reading

Festa of Maria SS. Annunziata, April 23-25, Castro

Castro

Castro

The festival in honor of Maria Santissima Annunziata, will take place in Castro, April 23-25

Tuesday, April 23
20:00 Opening of the festival with pyrotechnic effects combined with music by ANGELO MEGA (Scorrano) in the company of famous Italian comedian UCCIO DE SANTIS
20:30 Fish Sagra, stands with typical local dishes and rivers of beer, offered by the festival committee. Continue reading