From Otranto to the northBased in Otranto, you can travel along the Adriatic coast and head north towards the Baia dei Turchi, the large inlet of crystalline water preceded by a thick pine forest, which owes its name to the landing of the Ottoman soldiers who besieged the city of Otranto in 1480. Not far away, you will find the “stacks” of Torre Sant’Andrea, the large rocky outcrops opposite the coast.
Torre dell’Orso, a little further on, has a long coast where you will find private lidos (renowned “L’Orsetta”) and vast, but crowded, free beaches. An obligatory stop also deserves the famous Grotta della Poesia, rightfully included among the most beautiful natural pools in the world. A few kilometers further on, in San Foca, you can stroll along the seafront and enjoy wide (although often windy) beaches. Finally, Roca Vecchia is known above all for its historical and cultural heritage, with its archaeological sites from the Bronze Age to the Middle Ages.