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Start the day with a sun salutation – on the herb-scented roof terrace. Then breeze down to breakfast. Tuck into fresh fruit, pastries and just-brewed coffee in the rustic restaurant. Then how about a few laps of the pool? Shoot some hoops on the basketball court or sign up for tennis coaching. Make a beeline for the state-of-the-art kitchen at Castello di Ugento to make Italian gelato. Or learn about traditional pasta-making. Or local wine…
Lounge in the sun or relax in the Jacuzzi while you decide. You could jump on an exercise bike in the gym – or a real bike and pedal to the beach … Just make sure you’re back for sundowners. On the roof. Gazing out towards the sea over the silvery olive groves. As the outdoor pizza oven is fired up…
Anyone for tennis?
Pound the court
Shoot some hoops
Bike to the beach
The food is fabulous – if we say so ourselves…
Tuck into pizza from the outdoor oven
Light lunch by the pool with salad from the kitchen garden?
Take a pasta-making masterclass…Read More
Music and a kaleidoscope of lights come together each summer in Salento as towns compete to see who can put on the most spectacular festival to celebrate their patron saints. Buildings are decorated with intricate displays of lights and thousands of visitors flock here every year to see the illuminations and fireworks and revel in the party atmosphere.
8-10 May: Festa di San Nicola in Maglie
28-30 June: Festa di San Pietro e Paolo in Galatina
4-9 July: Festa di San Domenica in Scorrano
23-25 July: Festa di Santa Cristina in Gallipoli
09-11 August: Festa di San Vito in Tricase
13 -14 August: Festa dei Beati Martiri in Otranto
15 August: Festa della Madonna in Leuca
15-17 August: Festa di San Rocco in Torrepaduli-Ruffano
24-26 August: Festa di Sant’Oronzo in Lecce
27 August: Notte della Taranta in Melpignano