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Walking into Salento caves

Salento is an intact place that has preserved its natural and cultural beauties over time.
Santa Maria di Leuca, Otranto, Castro, Salento light up the Adriatic coast and amaze the traveler with ever more unique landscapes.

Your guide will make you discover Salento walking to the heart of the Regional Natural Park Otranto – Santa Maria di Leuca.

The paths along the sea tell the story of fishermen, farmers and brigands. Travel in Salento and explore the Sentiero delle Cipolliane, the Ciolo bridge and the Salt Roads.

The Cipolliane Caves are on a cliff that overlooks the sea. They can be reached walking along a trail where you can admire splendid examples of rural architecture: the Pajare, the dry-stone walls, the terraces. A unique trekking up to the magnificent Caves of Cipolliane where you walk through the evolutionary passage of man from the Neolithic to the present day.

A walk next to the sea leads to the discovery of Le Vie del Sale. Spring is an opportunity to walk along all the ancient paths, which connect the town to the historic salt basin of Corsano once used by salt smugglers. Along the trail, you meet Torre Specchia Grande, that is one of the most beautiful and majestic coastal defense towers of Salento.

Trekking del Ciolo e Cipolliane

The Zinzulusa, surely the most famous natural cave of the whole Apulian coast, is located along the Salento coast between Castro and Santa Cesarea Terme. The Zinzulusa cave is one of the major karst phenomena in Italy. Every year, thousands of visitors let themselves be enchanted by the fairytales of the stalactites and stalagmites that emerge from the ceiling and from the ground.

So what are you waiting for? Backpack and come to discover the paths of Salento!