Around Villa Mariella, among small villages, endless beaches and fabulous sea

Discovering Puglia and Salento

Choosing to spend your holidays at the B&B Villa Mariella and in Salento means immersing yourself in places with breathtaking scenery, savouring the typical delicacies of traditional food and wine and enjoying the warm welcome of the people of Salento.

Spending your holidays in this corner of paradise means basking in the sun on enchanting white sandy beaches and diving into the most beautiful sea in Italy, but also exploring an evocative hinterland with an unspoilt landscape.

From the B&B it is quick and easy to reach the main seaside resorts on the Ionian side of Salento: from Torre Ovo via Campomarino di Maruggio, San Pietro in Bevagna and Torre Colimena to Punta Prosciutto and then on to the tip of the heel of Italy, Santa Maria di Leuca.

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The Ionian coast of Salento

Endless beaches and limpid sea just a few minutes from B&B Villa Mariella

Just 5 minutes by car from B&B Villa Mariella, you can reach the seaside resorts of Torre Ovo, with its Saracen watchtower of the same name, Trullo di Mare and Librari, which make up the Marina di Torricella. Heading north along the Litoranea Salentina, one reaches the marinas of Lizzano and Pulsano, seaside resorts with stretches of coastline characterised by cliffs and sandy coves, wide beaches and dune systems rich in Mediterranean scrub.

Towards the south, however, Campomarino di Maruggio is one of the most renowned locations for the beauty of its sea and a very varied stretch of coastline. High dunes and cliffs enclose small, exotically colluder coves and a sea of extraordinary clarity. Here there is the only port for mooring between Taranto and Porto Cesareo, divided into a tourist port for small boats and a fishing port that feeds a small fish market during the summer.

Another must-see is Torre Colimena, a small fishing village named after the ancient Saracen watchtower. Its territory includes the Protected Natural Area of the Salina dei Monaci, which extends over 25 hectares and is of strategic importance as a stopover for the pink flamingos and other migratory birds that frequent the area, ideal for birdwatching, jogging and outdoor walks.

The splendid stretch of coastline that can be admired on the way to Punta Prosciutto is characterised by unspoilt nature, free beaches and equipped lidos, fine white sand and an incredibly clear sea. This stretch of coastline is mainly frequented by families because of the shallow water and wide visibility, which allows for good supervision of children. It is also very popular with young people and sports enthusiasts who enjoy windsurfing, diving and sailing.

The Salento hinterland

Food and wine, history and traditions

The Salento is the perfect destination for unique sensory experiences with an authentic flavour. B&B Villa Mariella is a strategic starting point to discover history, art, culture and traditions, good wine and excellent food, starting from Torricella and the nearby village of Monacizzo!

When we talk about Puglia and Salento in particular, the sea and white beaches immediately come to mind. But there is so much more, beautiful inland villages where silence and tranquillity, unspoilt nature and traditions reign supreme. There is a whole world to visit and fall in love with. Just to name a few, the MarTA Museum and the Aragonese Castle in Taranto, the trulli in the Itria Valley, the meeting of the two seas in Santa Maria di Leuca and the Punta Palascìa lighthouse in Otranto.

There really is something for everyone: history, culture, cities of art, important archaeological sites and outstanding food and wine traditions, starting with excellent products such as olive oil and full-bodied wines like Negramaro and Primitivo di Manduria.

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