Salento during fall, deep blue sea
From Otranto to Porto Cesareo no sign of someone, white villages surrounded by olive trees, sand dunes and cliffs caressed by the wind. Last swim, here we come!
This is the time that the sweetness of the sun covers the sea by rare and beautiful colors. You can look at the sea from a cliff, walking along the Mediterranean scrub lands, and the Adriatic sea water has the deep blue color of the sky.
Within one hour you are on the other side; enchanted by the transparent Ionian Caribbean, with its amazing white beaches.
The scent of juniper, rosemary and the lovely shade of the pinewoods welcome you. This extreme offspring of Puglia, jutting out between two seas just like the bow of a ship, shows the best coast every day, depending on the direction of the wind. Just ask the local people. Where would it be best to go today? Towards San Foca or Gallipoli instead? You turn the car and cross Salento. Or you go down South, in the direction of Santa Maria di Leuca. It is really worth it, even if it is just to admire the sunset and the lighthouse illuminating Punta Meliso, which shines over the shoreline since the second half of ‘800.