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Book holidays in Santa Maria di Leuca in the province of Lecce

For those who want to spend their vacation in Santa Maria di Leuca decides to live the sea in its most beautiful forms. Rent a holiday home in Leuca, a sea view apartment or a villa with swimming pool, Leuca, can't help but enchant you and your companion vacanze.


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tourist Information about Leuca

Santa Maria di Leuca, or marina di leuca (in salento dialect Leviche) takes its name from the Greek λευκός (leukós), meaning "white". It is a touristic town in the municipality of Castrignano del Capo in the province of Lecce, a beloved destination of tourists who decide to spend in the southern Salento their holidays (the most southern part of Puglia). It is a renowned tourist resort, is the town lying to the south of the whole province.

Leuca is the extreme edge of the Salento, the south-east of Italy. Enclosed between Punta Meliso on which stands the lighthouse, and Punta Ristola, where waves imposing one of the most large flags of Italy.

Leuca is a hamlet of Castrignano del Capo, which is famous for the sanctuary dedicated to the Madonna “de finibus terrae”, so much so that it is now better known as Santa Maria di Leuca.

in Addition to this, it has precious and also the monumental waterfall of the apulian aqueduct; the beautiful villas that look like elegant balconies on the waterfront; the dual nature of its Low and sandy coast of the one part, rocky and sheer on the other, with the beautiful sea caves to be discovered.

The beautiful Leuca, which inherits the name from the Greek leukos, white, was built at the foot of the little hill on which stood formerly a temple dedicated to the goddess Minerva. According to history, the apostle Peter landed right in Leuca, starting from here, the work of preaching the gospel of the West, with the transformation of the pagan temple into a place of christian worship dedicated to the Madonna.

The sanctuary has been elected to the papal basilica minor, in October 1990.

Why stay in Leuca?

Many tourists choose Leuca as a destination for their holidays for its wonderful sea, to the history that characterizes it and for the magic with which you can experience this magical place.

Those looking for accommodation are often not looking for a camping in Santa Maria di Leuca, on the contrary, prefer more and more often a house vacation rental in Santa Maria di Leuca or an apartment usually for many beds.

When to do the holidays in Santa Maria di Leuca in Puglia? August is the month preferred by all the tourists as rich of events and festivals that fill the streets.

IN mid-August to Leuca promenade is closed to traffic and made pedestrian. Midnight ferragosto there are fireworks popular, we recommend the holiday to leuca of to rent an apartment with a view of the sea, to leuca to enjoy the fireworks show.

THE best months to spend your holidays in leuca are June and September, with little influx of tourists, the sea is always calm and clean and the centre of santa maria di leuca, in the beautiful and peaceful to walk around.

What to See in Santa Maria di Leuca

The village is enclosed between the lighthouse in 1866, designed by Achille Rossi and the Tower of the " Omo Morto 1555, and has a population of a little less than a thousand leucani in the winter. During the summer, however, there are more than 30 thousand visitors, also thanks to the marina among the greatest and safest place in the Salento, which has a population of 760 berths and can accommodate boats up to 40 meters.

At the base of the taxborn of 284 steps, which starts from the cross, flint and along the monumental waterfall, which flows into the Aqueduct in Apulia, there is the corinthian columns, 1694, sent from Rome during the fascist dictatorship. From here begins the walk that leads to the promenade of the Heroes, known for its famous mansions.

If we ask to Santa Maria di Leuca what to see not you can not pay a visit to the famous and original villas that for more than a century, is flanked by a sort of tender awe.

overlook almost all of the lungomare Cristoforo Colombo, as on an elegant balcony overlooking the sea, and on the parallel street Knight Thomas Fuortes. The most famous are la Meridiana, villa Episcopo, with its pagoda, and the villa Mellacqua by the forms of a castle in Provence.

On the cliff resist two of these cisterns have been found that demonstrate the use of the noblewomen of other times, that you were sheltered but not to take the sun and keep the white skin, where there are small pools excavated in the rocks, connecting with the sea.

it is worth exploring the caves of Leuca, in the company of a guide who can tell of the traditions, legends and stories. Those of the Levant open to the vertiginous cliff overlooking the sea, like the Cave of Terrarico from the shore of the Greek is only 46 miles, or the Cave of the Breath that opens the surface of the water, generating a nice reel.

Making trips to leuca you will certainly visit and a nice cool bath in the famous cave of the three doors and the cave of the giants.

What to do in Santa Maria di Leuca

to Spend holidays in Santa Maria di Leuca in Puglia is the best choice for all lovers of the sea. the blue of The Sea meet with the sandy beaches of the Ionian Sea to satisfy all those who seek a holiday in leuca in the Puglia experience.

Santa Maria di Leuca, the beaches are not very famous. The only section worthy of note is the beach of the Lido Azzurro is located right in the centre of the Long Sea of the Heroes where concentrates most of the rentals of holiday homes in Santa Maria di Leuca.

The sandy beaches more notes are in the near Torre Vado where there is the most famous beach of Salento, or the Maldives of Salento. Take a holiday home in leuca means to stay in a strategic point to enjoy the sea.

Near to Leuca, you can enjoy a drink overlooking the sea in marina di San Gregorio is a little more distant or a romantic dinner in the famous lido Marinelli in marina di Felloniche. If you do not have the beaches of Santa Maria di Leuca, the piece strong, the sea is still wonderful and easily accessible from the lido Samarinda, where you can also lunch or dine in leuca.

Curiosity and the surroundings of Santa Maria di Leuca

The two tips and Castrignano

Punta Meliso, on which stands the lighthouse, which is referred to as the separation point between the stretch of the adriatic and ionian coast for the convention boating, but the real point where the two seas unite, is the Punta Ristola, on top of which stands a very high tricolore. “It is here that the red carpet after the dead are returning with the hat on his head,” wrote the poet Vittorio Bodini, in his “Finibusterrae”.

Leuca is Lecce 70 km, while it is 4 km from Castrignano, which is a fraction. Castrignano del Capo is of particular of interest are the mother church, rebuilt on the ruins of the earthquake of 1743, and the Village Land, the ancient original core, a fortified castle to defend the inhabitants from the many raids of brigands and saraceni.


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