Salento Holidays

Salento is the name given to the southernmost peninsula of Puglia where the Itria Valley ends and is home to some pretty whitewashed towns such as Gallipoli and Ostuni. The beautiful city of Lecce is also well worth a visit to see the fantastic, flamboyant baroque architecture and Roman amphitheatre. As the peninsula is narrow the beach is never far away and here some of the best beaches are to be found with white sand and crystalline waters.

  • 47 rooms

The Risorgimento Resort Hotel is a beautiful hotel in the centre of Lecce. It's a luxury hotel, designed in a contemporary style and filled with original pieces of art. We love the roof terrace where you can eat during the summer and get some of the best views over the city.

  • from£423pp
  • 37 rooms

Located just a short drive from Otranto, Tenuta Centoporte is set in the Salento countryside surrounded by olive groves. With a large swimming pool, restaurant and bars, the hotel offers a lovely retreat in the far south of Italy.


See Italy at its most authentic on this self-drive tour through Puglia and Basilicata. See the sun-kissed lands where whitewashed towns cling to clifftops above the sparkling sea. 


Enjoy a this eleven night self-drive tour through Puglia and Basilicata, see the enchanting castles, ancient hilltop towns, villages perched on the clifftops and really immerse yourself in the southern Italian way of life, sampling delicious local foods as you go. 

Good to know

  • See stunning architecture of Lecce, known as the Florence of the south
  • Visit the sanctuary at Santa Maria di Leuca on the southernmost point of the Salento heel
  • Experience the thermal springs at Porto Cesareo beach, set in a nature reserve
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