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August 25, 2018

Summer in Salento

Written By Elena Riccardo

Enjoy some fun in the sun down in the “Jamaica of Italy”, for a relaxing combination of stunning beaches, culinary enjoyment, and cultural discoveries. Visit, home of the trulli – curious, conical-shaped huts that were designed to be dismantled when the taxman came around – which inadvertently became one of Italy’s most charming and unique towns. Experience firsthand this fairytale land with an overnight stay in a trullo of your own for a sojourn that you won’t soon forget! The rest of the time we’ll be based in Lecce, where, aside from a guided visit of the most important sites, you’ll also participate in a daylong cooking class in order to learn how to make regional specialties. Day trips include visits to 9,000-year-old MateraOtranto, Italy’s easternmost point; famous for its gorgeous winding streets and whitewashed houses; the Cape of Salento for an excursion by boat into the grottoes; and Galatina, where we’ll discover the secret behind the legend of the Taranta and its characteristic dance, the . We’ve even got a bustling local patron saint festival thrown in the mix, so you can party like a local for an evening of traditional music, dancing and fun.

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