Summer in Salento: “The Jamaica of Italy”
June 22 - June 30
Summer in Salento: June 22nd- 30th, 2019
Enjoy some fun in the sun down in the “Jamaica of Italy”, for a relaxing combination of stunning beaches, culinary enjoyment, and bountiful concerts and festivals. Highlights include Lecce, Matera, Alberobello, Otranto, Galatina and the grottoes of Santa Maria di Leuca.
Come revel in the delights of early summer in Puglia, when the region comes to life amidst concerts and festivals and sultry nights spent strolling through bustling piazzas. You’ll be based in Lecce, a.k.a “the Florence of the South” and will visit some of the Southeast’s most delightful and whimsical towns like Alberobello, the home of the trulli – curious, conical-shaped huts that were designed to be dismantled when the taxman came around. Other visits include 9,000-year-old Matera; Otranto, famous for its gorgeous winding streets and whitewashed houses as well as for being Italy’s easternmost point; the grottoes at Santa Maria di Leuca, and Galatina, where you’ll discover the secret behind the legend of the Taranta and its characteristic dance, the pizzica.