Take a map of Italy, the famous boot of Europe, now look at the southernmost part of the heel, we like to call it the ‘’ Stiletto’’, this is where Salento is located in the region known as Puglia.
A long flat tongue of land that laps two seas: the Adriatic to the east, the Ionian to the west.
The geographical position of this land is the first reason for choosing Salento. But we have a few more!
Salento is home to some of Italy’s loveliest towns and cities, home to the best example of baroque architecture. Villages are dotted around, each one having its charm and architectural style.
Examples include Specchia and the so-called Greek towns of Calimera, Carpignano Salentino, Castrignano dei Greci, Corigliano d’Otranto, Cutrofiano, Martano, Martignano, Melpignano, Soleto, Sternatia and Zollino.
Agriculture plays a large economic role in Salento and finding fresh and genuine produce adds to the vibrancy and the originality of this ancient land.
The development of the wine industry has now put Salento at the top list for many wine aficionado and buyers from all over the globe.
To mention a few: Negroamaro, Primitivo di Manduria, Susumaniello and Salice Salentino.