Lido Pineta – the perfect beach for parents and children / идеальный пляж для родителей и детей


Lido Pineta is the sandy beach of Marina di Ugento, which includes free beach and equipped beach, the bar and picnic tables. It is perfect for families with children because it has the bar-restaurant and picnic tables in the shadow of the pine forest (pineta means pinewood in English), which is perfect especially when you want to spend the whole day near the sea and not to expose yourself and your family to the sun during the hottest hours. Continue reading

Trattoria Tatanka and sea caves near Leuca / Траттория Tatanka и морские пещеры возле Леуки


Trattoria Tatanka is situated near Santa Maria di Leuca, coastal road Gallipoli-Leuca. It has a summer terrace with magnificent peaceful panorama of the sea (the part of the sea coast full of sea caves and yachts), and somehow I always feel like a heroine of the movie there:) (I don’t know why, but this is the association I have about Tatanka, and maybe that’s why I like it so much, I mean there are not so many places that make you feel like you are in the film:)) Continue reading

Cotriero near Lido Pizzo/ Cotriero возле Lido Pizzo


Cotriero is a beach during the day, where you can rent sunbeds, deckchairs and umbrellas in an oasis of peace and colors, with the kitchen open from 12:30 to 17:00. There is also a possibility to take tasty and varied aperitif from 18:30 to 20:00 in front of a beautiful sunset… Continue reading

Acquapark Splash / Аквапарк Splash

the view from the top of water attraction

the view from the top of water attraction

Acquapark Splash is located close to Gallipoli, it is also situated just near the sea, so when you go up the water attractions you can also enjoy the beautiful sea panorama… This place is really perfect to spend a day of relaxation and fun, there are lots of swimming pools (with different water level, so that even the youngest children can take a bath), so you can take sunbath, refresh yourself in the swimming pool, enjoy water attractions, do water gymnastics (aquagym) and participate in foam party… There are animators, djs, great music, bars and restaurants. Continue reading

Locomotive Jazz Festival

This was the first time I visited this event (and next time I will surely not miss even a day of it), and I couldn’t even imagine what a fantastic unforgettable evening/experience was waiting for me. I thought such concerts could take place only in the capitals of the countries, but it happened here in Salento, in Sagliano Cavour to be exact, organized by Locomotive Jazz Festival with the artistic direction of the saxophonist Raffaele Casarano. The event took place in Piazza Diaz, which was full of people, and the performers have managed not only to make the audience stand up with applause, but also sing and dance till 2 am at night!!!! Continue reading

Festivals in August / Фестивали в августе

From July 30 to August 4, Leverano (Le), BEER AND SOUND, 100 and more different types of beers, the refined and genuine quality food, the best culinary traditions of Salento and the special European dishes.

July 31 and August 1, Samsara Beach Gallipoli (Le), The Global Party
Andrea Belli (105 IndaKlubb) and Mauro Ferrucci

01.08. Maglie, Mercatino del Gusto 2013, 20:00, the Salento wine and food event that offers visitors a glimpse of the significant culinary excellence of Puglia

01.08.  Gallipoli (LE), Montenegro Balkan Party, 22.30. Balkan music in this Montenegro Party. Special guest: Shantel, in Parco Gondar

From 1st to 4th August, Sogliano Cavour-Piazza Diaz / Marina Serra, 21:00, Locomotive Jazz Festival, The entrance to concerts and events is free of charge

Aug. 2, Castellaneta Marina (Ta), Just La Capannina – Lungomare Eroi del Mare, ART & JAZZ 2013, 21:00

Aug. 2, Torre Santa Susanna (Br), FESTIVAL of PEPERONCINO, in Sports facilities of the Martucci district, from 21:00

festa peperoncino

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