Salento finds its very beating heart in the province of Lecce, skirting both the provinces of Brindisi on the Adriatic coast and Taranto's on the ionian one. Driving through this territory one comes across the cities and towns of the hinterland, true gems of that peculiar architectural style known as the Baroque of Lecce.
The Salento coastline is characterized by a wide variety of landscapes. Wind and kite surfers gather on the long beaches facing the Alimini lakes, while scuba divers are spoilt for choice as the seabed of the Ionian coast, as well as around Otranto and Santa Maria di Leuca offer an amazing underwater spectacle. In this strip of land embraced by two seas, nature reigns supreme.