Nardò, Porto Selvaggio and Santa Maria al Bagno

A treasures trove of art and nature

Nardò is the most populated town of the province of Lecce, and one of the most ancient of the region. During the 16th century, the city was the cultural capital of Salento thanks to the Acquaviva family, dukes of Nardò.
The heart of the city is the baroque Piazza Salandra, with several civic and religious landmarks, such as the Guglia dell’Immacolata, standing in the middle of the square and built in 1769.

The coast close to Nardò, characterized by rough cliffs and little sand beaches is also impressive, like its Natural Park of Porto Selvaggio and Palude del Capitano, a large forest right by the sea.

Near Nardò, Santa Maria al Bagno is a lovely coastal village, with its pleasant buildings, splashed by the crystal-clear Ionian Sea. Here you can also visit the Museo della Memoria e dell’Accoglienza, a museum in memory of the many Jews, who survived the Nazi camps and found here a safe and peaceful harbor.

Nardò is also a flourishing agricultural centre, famous for being the birthplace of the Cellina olive, as well as the tasty Nardò watermelon and for its high-quality wine.
wine tasting in Nardò is indeed the best way to savor the true taste of Salento.

GET THE BEST FROM YOUR TOUR!

Combine the visit of Nardò, Porto Selvaggio and Santa Maria al Bagno with one of 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

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

YOU CAN VISIT NEARBY

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

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

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

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!

  • star rating  Very quick response to our request. Kind persons, very good english. We had to arrange a tour on very short notice and they were very helpfull.

    Maarten
    8/02/2021
  • star rating  We have been waiting three years to get to Apulia. Thanks to my late decision, when we were finally okayed to travel to Italy, to work with Michele at Apulia... read more

    EMILWEL
    7/17/2021
  • star rating  My husband and I took a 7 day Puglia tour with Michele. Since it's our second time visiting Puglia, we wanted a more genuine in-depth cultural experience only local people know, not just... read more

    yuries2021
    7/11/2021
  • star rating  My husband and I took a 7 day Puglia tour with Michele. Since it's our second time visiting Puglia, we wanted a more genuine in-depth cultural experience only local people know, not just... read more

    Yurie
    7/10/2021
  • star rating  staying in monopoli and the various tours...
    Michele and his personal touch and attention to detail, always going the extra mile to take care of any issues we had... read more

    steveced12
    7/09/2021
  • star rating  staying in monopoli and the various tours... Michele and his personal touch and attention to detail, always going the extra mile to take care of any issues we had... read more

    steve cedillos
    7/08/2021
  • star rating  We had an amazing day with our tour guide Michael, who spoke English perfectly! Great suggestions were done for extra stops or activities and even during the tour we were... read more

    RozemarijnK3
    11/03/2020