Кампания / Campaign Open Days Puglia

open days PugliaAmazing campaign Open Days Puglia, which gives an extraordinary opportunity to discover Apulia and Salento to the maximum. From June (some structures from July) to the end of September and from Thursday to Saturday one can visit monuments, nature reserves, parks, castles, museums, churches, wineries, didactic masserias (farmsteads) with guided tours free of charge for the tourists. Continue reading

22/06/2013 Masserias under the stars / Массерии под звездами / Masserie sotto le stelle

didactic masserias of Lecce province

didactic masserias of Lecce province

If you are in Apulia / Salento on June 22, you wouldn’t want to miss this event. For one night the Didactic Masserias in Puglia and Salento will come to life in the glow of the stars: a special ‘white night’ among didactic workshops, naturalistic routes, singing, dancing and many other activities, to discover the charm of rural localities, traditions and goodness of flavors of Apulia and Salento. Continue reading

A beautiful sunny day / Отличный солнечный день

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Torre Mozza

Torre Mozza

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Festival of St. Sebastian, Racale / Фестиваль Св. Себастьяна, Ракале

Nessuna Pretesa concert

Nessuna Pretesa concert

Racale, Festival of St. Sebastian, 2013: different kind of markets, flower stands, animals stands, sweets stands with freshmade cupeta, stands with souvenirs, bags, bijouterie, etc, illumination decorations, amusement park with lots of attractions for children and adults, and a live concert of a famous Italian singer Antonio Maggio. Continue reading

Tennis courts / Теннисные корты

tennisThose who like playing tennis being in vacation will be pleased by the big choice of tennis courts in Salento. There are really a lot of them (indoor and outdoor, inside of resorts, sports complexes and independent) in all the areas of Salento / Apulia, where one can also learn to play tennis with a trainer. Here I will write about the one I attend, as it is close to where I live, but if it is far from where you stay in Salento, you can surely find one closer to you. Continue reading

Apulia is aimed at foreign tourists / Апулия нацелена на иностранных туристов

wine travel destination

The American magazine ‘Wine Enthusiast’  includes Puglia in the Top Ten Wine Travel Destinations in the World in 2013 (http://www.winemag.com/Wine-Enthusiast-Magazine/10-Best-Wine-Travel-Destinations-2013). The Mirror online puts Apulia in top ten destinations in the world where to have a wedding like a celebrity (www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/travel/celebrity-weddings-top-10-places), citing the wedding of the two celebrities Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel in Valle d’Itria. And if the team of the American series TV “Beautiful” had a shooting in a prestigious location on the coast of Apulia, Spanish TVE in its much followed program “Paraisos Cercamos” chose Gargano and Apulia as a paradise to tell about, while in Japan, Salento is already well-known for its baroque, it has been called a genuine lace in a broadcast filmed in Puglia for the Japanese state television. Continue reading

Salento beaches / Пляжи Саленто

Here are several videos (some of them are amateur, made by people who spent vacation in Salento) of different beaches in Salento, from Ionian to Adriatic coast, from sandy to rocky beaches. I guess this can be another proof of the natural beauty of the coast line of the Salento peninsula and another reason for you to come and to spend your vacation here 🙂

If you have been to Salento and made video you would like to share about the seaside of Salento, you are welcome to send me and I will be glad to publish it here…


Вашему вниманию несколько видео (некоторые из них любительские, снятые людьми, которые провели отпуск в Саленто) различных пляжей в Саленто, от Ионического до Адриатического побережья, от песчаных до каменистых пляжей. Я думаю, это может быть еще одним доказательством природной красоты береговой линии полуострова Саленто и еще одной причиной для проведения Вашего отпуска именно здесь 🙂

Если вы были в Саленто и сняли видео, которым Вы хотели бы поделиться о морском побережьи Саленто, Вы можете прислать его мне и я буду рада опубликовать его в блоге From Salento With Love…

San Giovanni / Сан Джованни

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Snow-white Castro / Белоснежный Кастро

castrocittaOne of the most captivating towns of Salento, Castro gives you the impression of a snow-white town (especially looking up from the sea). It consists of two parts, upper part (where the historic centre is) and Castro Marina (down near the sea). Historically it was one of the first cities in Salento to be elevated to the rank of county, it was also a bishopric seat till 1818 thanks to Leone II. Continue reading