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The 5 most beautiful beaches of Salento, the Caribbean of Italy

You need advice choosing your holiday sea destination in Italy? Choose Salento! We have prepared for you a little guide of 5 magical beaches in the region of Puglia.

In recent years, the region of Puglia has been one of the most visited and popular in Italy. And in particular, Salento, an area with large natural spaces, better known for its crystal-clear waters and pristine white sandy beaches.

We have selected for you some of the most beautiful beach resorts : 5 beaches in Puglia which resemble the exotic locations we usually see on postcards, and all located in Salento, the Caribbean of Italy, just a few kilometers from each other!


Otranto is one of the most elegant cities of Salento. Its coast is renowned for its beauty and cleanliness. The city centre is crossed by a small river, the Idro, which flows through the city until it empties into the port.

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Alimini Beach

The Alimini Lakes region is characterized by white sandy beaches.  One of its main attractions is the so-called Baia dei Turchi, accessible only by foot. The name derives from the fact that the Turks landed here in 1400, ready to invade Otranto.

Bauxite Quarry

The Bauxite quarry near Otranto is not a resort area, but we couldn’t ignore it since it’s one of the most photographed places in Salento. In this former mining field, an emerald pond formed, making the landscape simply remarkable. Keep it in mind for a day trip or a picnic!

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Torre Sant'Andrea

The Torre Sant’Andrea sea has been repeatedly rewarded with the Blue Flag beach for the clarity of its waters. The area is rocky and has very distinctive rock formations. The most beautiful is the arch: swimming under the arch is an experience that you can only do in some corners of the world.

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Porto Cesareo

Moving on from the Adriatic Sea to the Ionian Sea, we arrive in Porto Cesareo, with its magical golden sand and crystal clear waters. Every year, the blue sea of Porto Cesareo enchants many tourists who crisscross Salento and has nothing to envy from the Caribbean resorts. Do you agree?

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