Residence Santa Rita is an apartment complex surrounded by the nature of a pine forest, in a nice and calm area where you can find a pizzeria, a minimarket, a playground and other services. Other neighborhoods like Santa Caterina, Quattro Colonne and Lido Conchiglie can be found nearby. You’ll be able to enjoy a vacation away from chaos but close to the most famous areas of Salento.
It is about 9 km from Gallipoli and 75 km from Brindisi airport. It is also only 1.5 km away from Santa Maria al Bagno (see picture), famous for its small but beautiful beach (with both a public and paid area). Lido Conchiglie and Rivabella are about 5 km away.
The complex features comfortable apartments either at ground level or on the first floor, all provided with TV, air conditioning, private bathroom, car park and equipped outdoor area. The following accommodation types are available: two-room apartment with living room, kitchenette, a queen size sofa-bed, a king size bed, bathroom and parking; three-room apartment with a living room with kitchenette and a queen size sofa-bed, king bedroom, bunk beds room, bathroom and parking.
When switching to new guests, the apartments are entirely aerated and sanitized.
Travel Package is sold by the tour operator DolomitiTours.
Sometimes, when people think of Salento, they only imagine Lecce and its beaches, without considering that it’s an actual “region within the region”. If you want to actually visit Salento, you must at least see Otranto, Gallipoli, Santa Maria di Leuca, and some of the most beautiful beaches, like the ones that go from Leuca to Porto Cesareo (not forgetting the fascinating cliffs along the Adriatic Sea).
Our suggestion is to come to Salento by air or by train only if you can rent a car. Public transportation from Lecce to the coast could be very crowded during the summer season, and it is not that reliable. To have further information about public transportation in Salento, please visit the province official website http://www.provincia.le.it/web/provincialecce/trasporti or Ferrovie Sud Est website https://www.fseonline.it/.
The baroque buildings in Lecce have been nominated to become part of the UNESCO heritage. Gallipoli historic cittadella is renowned for its peculiar shops and its nightlife!
Renting a boat, with or without a skipper, will let you admire the coast from the sea from Santa Maria di Leuca up until Otranto. It is a jagged coastline peaking on the sea, so having a boat is necessary. To be experienced at sunset!
Otranto is the most eastern Italian town, full of history thanks to Medieval Castle Alfonsino and to the Byzantine Cathedral. Here you must visit the Cappella dei Beati Martiri d’Otranto and the San Pietro Church.
The Sagre are traditional festivals where good food, wine and the typical pizzica will ensure a successful event. Local singers and bands liven up the evening with the most loved music in Salento: taranta. The most famous relevant events are the worldwide known Notte della Taranta in Melpignano (22nd August), the Sagra de lu Purpu in Melendugno (2-3rd August), the Festa della Municeddhra in Cannole (1st August), the Festa de lu Mieru in Carpignano Salentino (2-4th September).
Patronal festivals are celebrated in honor of the saint patron of each town. Lights, parades, colorful stands will fill each town and you’ll be able to fully experience the local tradition (especially the religious one). The most famous are Santa Domenica in Scorrano, known for its lights, a true spectacular show not to be missed (from 5th July), and Sant’Oronzo Festival in Lecce (24-25th August).
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