Polignano a Mare / Полиньяно а Маре

balconyPolignano a Mare is situated out of Salento, but still in Apulia, and it is too beautiful and enchanting to not be mentioned in here 🙂 Located near Bari, it is one of the favorite holiday destinations not only for Apulians, but also for the tourists from the whole world. Actually, this is one of the few places in Apulia with the strong presence of Russian speaking tourists, the other two are Porto Cesareo and Bari, to my knowledge.

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Well, the most impressing thing about Polignano is the beautiful panoramas. Being like a platform of rocky cliffs, this fascinating town has so-called scenic terraces, high above the sea level. They are like balconies overlooking the Adriatic sea all along the coast of Polignano a Mare, full of marvelous colorful sea caves. Continue reading

Russian magnate purchased Costa Brada hotel near Gallipoli / Русский магнат приобрел отель Costa Brada возле Галлиполи

costa bradaNow it is official: Grand Hotel Costa Brada was purchased by Russian magnate from Saint Petersburg. The management and the administration of the hotel will be passed from Filanto Group (Casarano) in January. In October 2013 it will be closed for reconstruction works, and in January 2014 it will be open as a new luxury resort. Continue reading

Boat trip from Otranto to Acquaviva Creek / ВОДНАЯ ПРОГУЛКА ИЗ ОТРАНТО ДО БУХТЫ АКВАВИВА

Santa Cesarea Terme

Santa Cesarea Terme

One day boat trip in opposite direction, departing from Otranto port to Insenatura Acquaviva, is one more way to enjoy Salento. During this trip the important places to stop and to enjoy swimming and snorkeling are Capo D’Otranto,  Porto Badisco, Santa Cesarea Terme, Porto Miggiano, Grotta Zinzulusa, Castro Marina and Insenatura Acquaviva.

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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