Trattoria Le Fontanelle, Gallipoli / Галлиполи

some members of the family owning Le Fontanelle

some members of the family owning Le Fontanelle

Trattoria Le Fontanelle is a restaurant where all the meals are based on seafood and fish. And if you want to eat the most fresh seafood for prices a little bit lower than average, you should come here. All the personnel of this restaurant are the members of family, from chef to fishers (so the lower prices come from this, as they don’t have to buy seafood and fish), and everything you will eat here has been caught the same day you come. Continue reading

Festivals in June / Фестивали в июне

In order to organize better your free time and evenings during your vacation in Salento in June here are festivals, fairs, feasts and shows:

Borgoinfesta, from May 31 to June 2. The eco-cultural festival in Borgagne, created by around three hundred volunteers of Ngracalati. This year the theme of Borgoinfesta is “Mediterranean Roots”, those related to culture, traditions, gastronomy, monumental trees, music, dance, arts, crafts, theater, cooking, solidarity.  From May 31 to June 2, the square of St. Anthony in Borgagne, completely restored, will be the heart of the party. The Church Chiesa Madre and the Clock Tower , reborn with the fresco of St. Anthony, will be the splendid frame for musicians and dancers in the common search for an emotional involvement.

June 2, Antiques Market in Otranto. Exhibition of antique objects, object of hobbies and collecting. Address: Embankment of Heroes (Lungomare degli Eroi), from 8 am to sunset. Continue reading

Essentiae del Salento, Handmade liqueur production / Непромышленное производство ликеров

amaro ulivo

amaro ulivo

This time I would like to introduce you liqueurs Essentiae del Salento. As I already wrote previously, there is a tradition in Italy to finish the dinner by liqueurs, that’s why there is a great number of liqueurs produced in Italy, and of course in Salento. Obviously many of them are industrial, and as a lover of organic and natural food and drinks, I decided to present you high-quality handmade and supremely natural liqueurs that are produced in accordance with the traditional recipes of Salento and following antique procedures of preparation. It is an absolutely natural handmade product, prepared exclusively with selected fresh and natural ingredients, without flavorings, additives, coloring and preservatives. Continue reading

Masseria-Restaurant Le Stanzie, heritage of Salento / Массерия-ресторан Le Stanzie, наследие Саленто

masseria Le Stanzie

masseria Le Stanzie

A symbol of the culture and civilization of Salento, Le Stanzie is one of the most representative farm structures (masserie) of sixteenth century in Salento. Placed among rolling hills that surround the landscape of Supersano, this old farmhouse in the past has been a point of reference for having a rest for travelers and pilgrims who during the long and laborious journeys stopped in this place to refresh themselves, to have a hot meal and a well deserved rest before resuming the journey.

millsLe Stanzie takes its name from an ancient Roman Statius, since it is located at the center of important crossroads between the “antique way of oil” that linked the ports of Otranto and Gallipoli and the “way of the pilgrims”, the route used by every Christian who went on pilgrimage from San Michele Gargano to Santa Maria di Leuca. Continue reading

The Parade of Horses in Leverano / Парад лошадей в Леверано

sfilata-dei-cavalliThe Parade of Horses (Sfilata dei Cavalli) will take place in Leverano, May 26 (In case of bad weather the Parade will be postponed till next Sunday, June 2).

For one day, the town known for wine, olive oil and flowers, will be transformed in an equestrian carousel with horses, ponies, waggons and cabriolets. The Parade will start at 17:30 in Otranto street (via Otranto) till the awards granting at 21:00 in the park (villa comunale). Continue reading

CityModa in Bari and Lecce / CityModa в Бари и Лечче

reception

reception

I personally made shopping many times in CityModa, I like its unusual conception: the centre doesn’t consist of shops, but of many different boutiques-corners, some corners are represented each by one selected brand, and some corners are represented by mix of brands. In CityModa in Lecce there is a bar (also in Bari), games room for children in the centre, and next to it there is gym and supermarket. There is also another centre outside of Apulia, in Abruzzo region, Spoltore (Pescara). Continue reading

Scooter and bike rentals / Прокат скутеров и велосипедов

Santa Maria di Leuca /Санта Мариа ди Леука

Noleggio Cordella

C.Colombo embankment / Набережная К.Коломбо (Lungomare C.Colombo)

Here you can rent a scooter, a car, a bike (but also taxi service) / Прокат скутеров, машин, велосипедов (также услуги такси) Continue reading

Scooter ride from San Gregorio to Castro Marina / Поездка на скутере из Сан Грегорио в Кастро Марина

Marina Serra

Marina Serra

While this trip you will see absolutely wonderful, magnificent and breathtaking views, the high headlands descending in the deep sea, the blooming nature, the white yachts leaving foam on the blue sea, the sky is so unreal blue and it makes the horizon so beautiful where there is the border between the sea and the sky… Continue reading

Outlet Village Molfetta, Bari / Бари

molfetta-outletOutlet Village Molfetta is one of the most important shopping destinations in Salento, Puglia and even the whole Southern Italy. It is located near the town of Molfetta and is only 20 km far from Bari. For those who love to shop in the outlets with a wide assortment of items, Outlet Village Molfetta is the chance to go shopping in over 140 stores saving on items from the best brands of clothing, footwear, luggage, cosmetics and much more. The total area of the commercial area is 40,000 sq m. Continue reading

Events / Мероприятия / Eventi From Salento with Love

Events organized by From Salento with Love

The idea of From ​​Salento with Love is to bring more Russian and English-speaking tourists to discover the wonders of Salento, the beautiful heel of Italy yet often little known abroad, and also to become in some way a reference point to all those who decide to come here to spend a nice holiday, giving indications,  suggestions, useful tips on how to choose the best way to organize your holiday – from traveling to transfer, from where to stay to the best period for vacation in terms of quality/price, avoiding the period of 5 to 28 August (far too expensive and chaotic) – or helping to discover many wonderful initiatives or excursions to do while you are here – see the posts about boat trips from Otranto, or the scooter ride along the Ionian coast.

Another important point we would like to develop is to receive your feedback and reviews of your holidays in Salento, that are important for those who have never been to Salento – but also to the tourist sector operators you have chosen – to know what you liked and what you did not.

Finally, it is our intention to organize ‘From Salento with Love evening events’, with discount vouchers, in restaurants with typical food and drinks of Salento, perhaps evenings based on pizzica dance, or Salento wine/beer tasting, or horseback riding on the most beautiful beaches, or disco nights in the most popular clubs of Salento… Continue reading