Salento and Magna Graecia

The southern soul of Puglia

Salento is the Southern part of Puglia and is a unique land embraced between the Ionian and Adriatic sea. Here we have miles of coastline characterized by a wide variety of landscapes and architectonical elements such as wonderful white sandy beaches, cliffs, natural areas, watchtowers and castles facing the sea but also picturesque towns and harbors such as Gallipoli, Otranto and Santa Maria di Leuca.

The inland of this area is famous for its majestic baroque style Churches and palazzi which were built during the 17th-18th century. The very heart of Apulian Baroque is the very elegant city of Lecce with its baroque palaces and churches constructed from warmly colored Lecce stone. Another attraction of Salento area is the town of Galatina where you can taste the famous local delicacy “pasticciotto” or get to know the local rural culture. This territory is very rich of history as well. Here we find two of the most important historical places of all of Puglia, the roman city of Brindisi and the greek city of Taranto, the “capital” of Magna Graecia, with the most important archaeological national museum of Puglia.

 

IN SALENTO AND MAGNA GRAECIA YOU CAN VISIT

Brindisi

Brindisi

The most important Roman town in Puglia, the old “Brundisium” was connected to Rome through the ancient Via Appia—the Appian Way. ... read more

Galatina

Galatina

This charming town with Greek roots has a majestic baroque Cathedral dedicated to Saints Peter and Paul and a stunning gothic church... read more

Gallipoli

Gallipoli

Gallipoli is an enchanting coastal town rich in history because of its Greek roots and its wonderful Baroque and Renaissance buildings. read more

Grottaglie

Grottaglie

Grottaglie, the hometown of ceramic, sits on a small hill not far from Taranto, on the edge of the Murge terrace, surrounded by ... read more

Lecce

Lecce

On a guided tour of Lecce, you will admire elegant baroque palaces and magnificent baroque churches constructed from the warmly colored read more

Nardò, Porto Selvaggio and Santa Maria al Bagno

Nardò, Porto Selvaggio and Santa Maria al Bagno

Nardò is the most populated town of the province of Lecce, and one of the ancientest of the region. During the XVI century the city was read more

Oria and Manduria, on the path of Primitivo wine…

Oria and Manduria, on the path of Primitivo wine…

Before tasting the Primitivo di Manduria wine, we will have a walk through the alleys of the ancient towns of Oria and Manduria... read more

Otranto

Otranto

Otranto is the door to the East. For centuries, it was an outpost of the Byzantine Empire on Apulian soil, as well as the cultural and ... read more

Santa Maria di Leuca

Santa Maria di Leuca

Santa Maria di Leuca is truly the heel of Italy, the place where the Ionian Sea meets the Adriatic Sea. From this tip of Puglia will ... read more

Taranto

Taranto

This guided tour introduces you to the capital of Magna Graecia, the area of Italy colonized in ancient times by Greece. Discover the ... read more

GET THE BEST FROM YOUR TOUR!

Combine the visit of Salento and Magna Graecia with this experiences:
Cooking class

Cooking class

In introductory Apulian cooking classes you will have the chance to gain practical knowledge about some of the most typical dishes of ... read more

Hiking tour of the Torre Guaceto nature reserve

Hiking tour of the Torre Guaceto nature reserve

Take an exciting hiking tour through one of the most spectacular natural areas along the lower Adriatic Sea, the nature and marine ... read more

Boat tours and sailing trips

Boat tours and sailing trips

There is no better way than a boat trip to enjoy the beauty of the Apulia seas. We can organize your private or sharing boat tour ... read more

Lunch or dinner in a Slow Food Restaurant

Lunch or dinner in a Slow Food Restaurant

We will take you to the most authentic places, and we will introduce you to Apulian restaurants selected by the Slow Food Movement... read more

Food street market

Food street market

Get a taste of traditional life in Puglia! At least once a week, every Apulian town organizes a local market where you can find local ... read more

What our guests think of us…

Our guests’ satisfaction is our greatest reward and we couldn’t be more proud of their reviews. That’s why we want your trip to be unforgettable!

  •   Thank you for arranging our 3 days of tours. We had specific requests/itinerary and possibly a busier itinerary than many people would want but nothing was too much trouble. Michele... read more

    Margie14
    9/19/2019
  •   This was my third visit to Apulia region and all three times I used services of Apulia Slow Travel. Due to my obligations I can only find a few days... read more

    ivanaaroundtheworld
    8/20/2019
  •   This was my third visit to Apulia region and all three times I used services of Apulia Slow Travel. Due to my obligations I can only find a few days... read more

    Ivana L
    8/20/2019
  •   We did an 8 day tour in July which totally exceeded our expectations. From the initial multiple communications about planning to tailor the trip to our interests, to the flawless... read more

    R321FLamandal
    8/14/2019
  •   Michele and Manuel were our tour guides in the Puglia region for a couple of days and we were picked up in a large and comfortable mini-van. The tour was... read more

    geneve_rose
    7/28/2019
  •   I found it very exciting to tour all around Puglia, Bari and Alberobello. Michele and Emmanuele,they were our tour guides. They are always capable of explaining the history of he... read more

    Carlo T
    7/19/2019
  •   We booked our tour kind of last minute and we had a very limited time since it was a cruise stop in Bari. We got greeted and picked up from... read more

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    7/16/2019