Trip time! Discover the history, churches and ruins in Salento Peninsula.

Discover the historic area of Salento Peninsula—a cathedral, cafes and top sights from Piazza del Duomo to Roman Amphitheater.

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Historical Buildings, Cafés and Cathedrals

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Where to stay in Salento Peninsula

Lecce Historic Center
Lecce which includes a fountain and heritage elements

Lecce Historic Center

Known for Monuments, Historical Buildings, Cathedrals

5/5(29 reviews)

Lecce Historic Center is noteworthy for its historical sites, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Roman Amphitheater and Piazza del Duomo.

Ostuni Historic Centre
Ostuni Cathedral featuring heritage architecture and a city

Ostuni Historic Centre

Known for Historical Buildings, Monuments, Museums

4.5/5(3 reviews)

Ostuni Historic Centre is noteworthy for its historical sites, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Ostuni Cathedral and Piazza della Liberta.

Otranto Historic Centre
Otranto Cathedral showing heritage architecture

Otranto Historic Centre

Known for Historical Buildings, Monuments, Culture

5/5(1 review)

You'll enjoy the restaurants and monuments in Otranto Historic Centre. You might want to make time for a stop at Otranto Castle or Otranto Cathedral.

Gallipoli Historic Center
Gallipoli featuring a coastal town, a bay or harbour and boating

Gallipoli Historic Center

Known for Monuments, Historical Buildings, Museums

5/5(6 reviews)

Unique features of Gallipoli Historic Center include the historical sites and beaches. Make a stop by Gallipoli Castle or Church of St. Francis of Assisi while you're exploring the area.

Brindisi Histotic Center
Brindisi as well as children

Brindisi Histotic Center

Known for Monuments, Historical Buildings, Culture

4/5(19 reviews)

Unique features of Brindisi Histotic Center include the historical sites and waterfront views. Make a stop by Museo Archeologico Provinciale Francesco Ribezzo or Cathedral of Brindisi while you're exploring the area.

Galatina Historic Centre
Galatina Historic Centre, Galatina, Italy
trover photo by Matilde Civitillo

Galatina Historic Centre

Known for Monuments, Historical Buildings, Museums

You'll enjoy the museums and monuments in Galatina Historic Centre. You might want to make time for a stop at Tarantismo Museum or Lampada senza Luce.

Top hotels in Salento Peninsula

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Borgo Egnazia
Borgo Egnazia
5 out of 5
Strada Comunale Egnazia, Savelletri di Fasano, Fasano, BR
£211
per night
14 Nov-15 Nov
4.9/5Exceptional! (146 reviews)

"5 Star property and physical location. Staff needs a more mature management. Willing to help but clueless what a 5 star experience should be. Borgo had a Lady Rally group which diminished our stay."…"

Reviewed on 1 Oct 2019

Borgo Egnazia
ibis Styles Brindisi
ibis Styles Brindisi
Viale Aldo Moro 66, Brindisi, BR
£54
per night
18 Oct-19 Oct
4.4/5Wonderful! (24 reviews)

"The Manager and his staff were kind and pleasant people who did their best to make me happy despite initial challenges. It is is close to the Sushi feng restaurant which was good."…"

Reviewed on 1 Jul 2019

ibis Styles Brindisi
Grand Hotel Tiziano e dei Congressi
Grand Hotel Tiziano e dei Congressi
4 out of 5
1 Viale Porta D Europa, Lecce, LE
£53
per night
31 Oct-1 Nov
3.6/5Good! (302 reviews)
Excellent value

"Excellent breakfast, very friendly and helpful staff."…"

Reviewed on 19 Jun 2019

Grand Hotel Tiziano e dei Congressi

Popular things to do in Salento Peninsula

Holy Cross Cathedral
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Holy Cross Cathedral

4.5/5(34 reviews)

Gaze in appreciation at the Baroque façade and Renaissance interior of this church, which is a labor of love that took over 300 years to complete.

Otranto Castle
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Otranto Castle

4.5/5(24 reviews)

Gripping Gothic fiction and centuries of fascinating history meet in the formidable walls and towers of Otranto’s impressive medieval castle.

Roman Amphitheater
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Roman Amphitheater

4/5(34 reviews)

Transport back to the days of the Roman Empire at this sunken and well-preserved ancient structure on Piazza Sant’Oronzo.

Gallipoli Castle
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Gallipoli Castle

4.5/5(17 reviews)

Explore the rooms of this ancient castle, which has witnessed several invasions and stands proud at the entrance to Gallipoli’s historic center.

Piazza del Duomo
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Piazza del Duomo

4.5/5(31 reviews)

The Cathedral of Lecce, lavish palaces and a museum of sacred art await at this magnificent square in the heart of the old town.

Baia Verde Beach
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Baia Verde Beach

4/5(6 reviews)

Swim, soak up the sun and relax at exclusive clubs at this popular beach on the west coast of the Salento Peninsula.

Top activities in Salento Peninsula

Discover Lecce 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour
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Discover Lecce 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour

£71

If Puglia were a movie, Lecce would be cast in the starring role. Bequeathed with a generous stash of baroque buildings by its 17th-century architects, the city has a completeness and homogeneity that other southern Italian metropolises lack.

2-Hour Private Walking Tour of Lecce with a Local Guide
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2-Hour Private Walking Tour of Lecce with a Local Guide

£30

From the Messapic and Roman era to the great period of the Lecce Baroque, a walk through the historic center of Lecce will take you to discover the wonders that make the city one of the most beautiful cities in Southern Italy.

Traditional Home Cooking Class in Lecce
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Traditional Home Cooking Class in Lecce

£67

Live an authentic culinary experience in Lecce, the baroque capital of Apulia. Enter the home of Giovanni, a professional sommelier and enjoy an amazing hands-on cooking followed by a convivial meal with his family.

Half-Day Tour to the Ionian Coast:
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Half-Day Tour to the Ionian Coast:

£81

Along the Ionian coast you will visit Torre Uluzzo, located in Porto Selvaggio area and small coastal villages like Santa Caterina, Santa Maria al Bagno and Quattro Colonne, from the four remained towers after the collapse of the castle.

From Lecce:visit to a Masseria and to a Winery with tastings
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From Lecce:visit to a Masseria and to a Winery with tastings

£165

The tour will start with a visit a Masseria that produces excellent extra virgin olive oil and exquisite cheeses. Together with a local expert, you will take a walk through the centuries-old olive trees and fields, to admire the typical dry-stone walls and the “pajare”, conceived to be deposits or temporary shelters in the long days of the peasants and sheperds of Salento.

BEACH TOUR ADRIATIC OR JONIO
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BEACH TOUR ADRIATIC OR JONIO

£73

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Castello Carlo V, Viale 25 Luglio, 73100, Lecce Italy staring point Duration: 10 minutes