Salento @en

A journey through the beauties of craftsmanship, architecture, culture, hospitality, costume and design in Salento

Renzo Buttazzo: a passion carved in Lecce stone

Renzo Buttazzo: a passion carved in Lecce stone

First get to know the stone’s breath, then you listen to it. This is Renzo Buttazzo’s motto, an Apulian artisan sculptor of the Lecce stone (leccisu in the local dialect) who his hands to recreate anything his soul has seen and heard, accompanied by the sound of the wind. His lab/house is nestled in Cavallino,…

Salento lights up again on the rhythm of Notte della Taranta

Salento lights up again on the rhythm of Notte della Taranta

Salento Summer heats up with the approach of one of the most anticipated and spectacular, La Notte della Taranta August 6 to 21, and the grand final concert on August 24. A must for those who this year will spend the holidays in Puglia, in the area that for some years now has drawn crowds…

Lecce, the Baroque parlor of Salento

Lecce, the Baroque parlor of Salento

Holidays in Puglia? Then you cannot miss a visit to Lecce. As well as to the whole Salento, of which this lovely city is the beating heart. The Baroque and the local stone were the emblems that made this city the “Florence of the South”. The facades of palaces and churches of the old town…

The trendiest Puglia meets the taste of tradition in Cisternino

The trendiest Puglia meets the taste of tradition in Cisternino

Cisternino is an Italian casbah of Itria Valley, in Apulia. Jumped to the headlines for being one of the "immune" places to the Mayan prophecy, Cisternino is ‘the end of the world’ for its extraordinary and genuine charm. It is no coincidence if this place is among the most beautiful villages in Italy but also…

Tenuta Furnirussi, for a stay of pure pleasure in Puglia

Tenuta Furnirussi, for a stay of pure pleasure in Puglia

The Furnirussi estate is a luxury resort located in the core of Salento, halfway between Otranto, the gateway to the Orient in Puglia, and Lecce. At Furnirussi everything is special: colors, light, scents and flavors of the countryside. From breakfast to dinner, here you find only the best of the local cuisine. Wine tasting, brunch,…

Otranto, a splendid precipitous fortress

Otranto, a splendid precipitous fortress

Like an aquamarine lying on the sea of ​​Puglia, between the Mediterranean and the Ionian Sea, Otranto is one of the most beautiful towns in Italy. A pearl from ancient history, in the province of Lecce, in the most easterly point of the Italian peninsula, must for those who choose to spend their holidays in…