Getting lost in the alleys of the old city is the first and most enjoyable experience to do in Salento.
It is a land that captures all the senses, this, which must be lived to the full following the inspiration of the moment … and the wind.
The sirocco leads to the Adriatic, the tramontana is a reference to the Ionian.
But the knowledge of a place also passes through its gastronomic culture, stimulating cooking experiences lead to the discovery of local specialties, often the result of contamination of the many peoples who have crossed it.
On the other hand, you follow the wine and oil roads with visits to wine cellars, oil mills and inland farmhouses to taste local cheeses.
Bays of hidden sand or jagged cliffs overlooking the blue, the sea of Salento is all to be discovered, at a slow pace or on two wheels, on horseback and even by boat, entering the legendary caves of epic names, sailing along the fringed coast of exotic villas or dominated by picturesque lookout towers.
And getting lost, among the streets of Lecce marked by ancient basoli and crossed by the carriages of the past, is tantamount to coming across the dexterity and the secular art of the city. The historic center is still full of artisan shops where papier-mache gives shape to the saints of Salento Salento and the hot tips of the “fuocheggiatura” give unique nuances, while the docile Lecce stone surrenders to the mastery of the stonemasons, weavers of dreams that peek out baroque banisters.