While in ancient China they were busy inventing paper and fireworks, on the other side of the globe, in a place set amid the waters of the Mediterranean, reality and magic were being mixed together, legend and history: we’re talking about Salento.
A detoxifying holiday means freeing yourself from the stress of work and the frenetic pace of every day. Unwind, give yourself time to daydream, experience a truly relaxing stay here in Salento, in harmony with the nature of our beautiful Gallipoli and Otranto.
That first love, how could we forget? Lucy remembers it well. It happened one summer many years ago - how many first loves have blossomed like that? - and like every summer she was in Gallipoli with her parents at the Hotel Palazzo del Corso for a holiday of sun, sea and relaxation.
Those who choose holidays in Puglia between Oltranto and Gallipoli are never disappointed because it offers experiences suitable for everyone; the enchanting sea, white beaches and relaxation but also sports, culture and entertainment.
If you are planning a relaxing, fun, nature or art holiday, Salento is the right destination for you, where, in the charming towns of Otranto and Gallipoli overlooking an incredible sea, you will find our unique and elegant hotels and villas, cared for down to the finest detail.
Whether you want the most elegant and historic holiday, or you want fun and pure entertainment, you will find unique quality in Gallipoli and Otranto: the red coral that distinguishes our splendid Luxury Hotels.
All the things you must see in the Gallipoli Historic Center. The historic center of Gallipoli has many hidden treasures within its ancient walls, narrow alleys and whitewashed houses. There are buildings and structures, some ancient others more recent that are extremely interesting to visit and get to know and that will enrich your holiday.
A magic story about the mystery and the beauty you can find during your holiday in Gallipoli. John Martinucci arrived in Gallipoli late one September afternoon and he got the feeling that he had lived there all his life Indeed, he'd heard the town described thousands and thousands of times, in every last detail, by his father and aunt.
Salento olive trees and olive oil you should discover. There are many olive oil mills all over our countryside. In dialect we call them "trappiti", where you can see the processing procedure, which takes place from the end of September through the whole of Autumn, in person, and buy directly from the producer.