Cover picture credits © tommasolizzul
Cover picture credits © tommasolizzul

Torre Sant'Andrea – Thailand' vibes in Italy

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Apulia has many great cities to visit, from small dreamy coastal towns, to baroque centers, and to  metropoles on the beach. But occasionally, you just need to take some time off civilisation and reconnect with nature. What would be better for peaceful day than a coast line with huge white washed stones standing out of crystal clear waters?!

Torre Sant'Andrea is a natural paradise on the Adriatic side of the Salento peninsula, the southern part of Apulia. It is easily reached by car and has a free big parking space, right in front of the main coastal section. It is a short 10-minute drive away from the stunning natural pool “Grotta della Poesia” and 5 minutes from the famous beach of Torre dell’Orso - you should definitely use the proximity factor in your favor, to visit all of these picturesque places.

Grotta della Poesia
Grotta della Poesia
Strada Statale San Cataldo-Otranto, 73026 Roca Vecchia, Melendugno LE, Italien
Torre Dell'Orso
Torre Dell'Orso
lungomare Bellavista, 73026 Melendugno

The coast section of Torre Sant'Andrea is mostly untouched nature and perfect for a calm afternoon walk or a picnic while enjoying the view. Often you can observe fishermen while angling their daily catches. Even on warm summer days it never gets too crowded and you can fully enjoy the peaceful and pretty nature. There are even stairs leading to platforms with sea access. Especially in summertime daredevils use the beautiful coast for daring cliff jumps. Since the water is mostly quite deep, you should consider bringing a floaty, so you can carefree let the water carry you. 

Torre Sant' Andrea
Torre Sant' Andrea
Contrada Torre Sant'Andrea, 73026 Melendugno LE, Italien
© Photo: javarman3
© Photo: javarman3

If going for swimming and strolling through nature is not enough action for you, adrenaline junkies and sports enthusiasts also have the possibility to explore the area with a motocross bike or quad. For more info about this fun experience visit: www.salentoquad.it/contatti_i.asp

© Photo: EunikaSopotnicka
© Photo: EunikaSopotnicka

After refuelling your batteries in the nature with a relaxed stroll or a refreshing swim, you should definitely visit Otranto for an aperitivo or even for dinner. The port town has a wonderful beach and many small restaurants hidden in a maze of cobblestone streets. It is just a 20-minute drive from Torre Sant'Andrea and the perfect place to let the day on the Adriatic site of Salento, end. 


The author

Sandra Marx

Sandra Marx

My name is Sandra and I grew up in Austria. I started a Bed and Breakfast in Puglia, Italy, with my partner. I will tell you about all my favorite places and I hope that this wonderful region will fascinate you.

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