One 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
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.