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Tour in the Natural Beauties of Salento: Santa Maria di Leuca and Specchia

Explore some of Puglia's gorgeous scenery with this 9-hour day trip from Lecce to Santa Maria di Leuca and Specchia. See caves and geological formations, including an underground olive press. Enjoy panoramic views and lunch (own expense) at Patù/San Gregorio.

per adult from

$509

AUD

Duration

9 hours

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  • What's included :
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Driver
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Tour guide
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Santa Maria di Leuca, Santa Maria di Leuca, Castrignano del Capo, Province of Lecce, Puglia

    Get picked up at your hotel or other location in central Lecce by your driver for the day.

    Travel first to Santa Maria di Leuca, which sits on the southernmost tip of the Salento peninsula on a stunningly beautiful bay. It's a popular town with visitors, and is steeped in history. According to legend, it was in this area that Aeneas, the founding father of the Roman people, set foot on land. And Saint Peter is said to have started on his missionary work in Italy from here. Visit the town's cathedral, which is located where there was once a temple to the goddess Minvera - on the right when you enter the church you can see a relic from this time.

    Hire a local sailor to take you on a boat tour, which is the only way to see the truly fascinating underwater caves and other geological formations off the coast.

    Please note: This day trip does not include a tour guide, and all exploration is self-guided. Entry fees, boat trips, and meals are all at your own expense.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Patu, Patu, Province of Lecce, Puglia

    Continue to Patù/San Gregorio, where you can eat lunch (own expense) at the Bar del Moro, a local relaxed atmosphere with a breathtaking panorama. Sample typical local products in the various dishes.

    At the conclusion of the trip, your driver will return you to your starting point in Lecce.

    Please note: This day trip does not include a tour guide, and all exploration is self-guided. Entry fees, boat trips, and meals are all at your own expense.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Specchia, Specchia, Province of Lecce, Puglia

    Next, head for Specchia, where the historic center is still set according to a typical Medieval town plan, where the center is the castle. The most evocative part of the village is that behind the castle, among flights of stairs and short, narrow streets, among the alleyways and courtyards. Don't miss the recently-restored underground olive press, a testament to the historical importance of olive oil production in Specchia and in Puglia in general. There are four underground olive presses - Scupola, Cicca, Perrone, and Francescai Neri. The mills were built in the 15th-19th centuries, carved out of the soft tufa rock.

    At the conclusion of the trip, your driver will return you to your starting point in Lecce.

    Please note: This day trip does not include a tour guide, and all exploration is self-guided. Entry fees, boat trips, and meals are all at your own expense.

    Duration: 2 hours

  • Departure Point :
    73100 Lecce, Province of Lecce, Italy
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 6 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Infant seats available
    • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

7

Organised by YourPersonalJames.com

Activity ID: V-13124P43

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