Salento, also known as the Peninsula Salentina, is a subregion of of Puglia.
Figuratively speaking, it is the heel of the Italian boot.
The area includes the entire province of Lecce, the majority of Brindisi and part of Taranto. From a geographical perspective, the peninsula of Salento is detached from the rest of Puglia.
An imaginary line crossing from the Golf of Taranto to the Adriatic Sea reaching the ancient Messapian city of Egnazia.
The Peninsula of Salento is the easternmost point in Italy with Punta Palascia and Capo D’Otranto a mere 72km from Albania.
Our map will help you identify the area and the size of each town.