Torre San Giovanni is part of the Regional Natural Park and Marine Reserve of the Ugento Coast. The environment, as well as the rich flora and fauna, are protected. A holiday here is like a jump into the Salento culture, made of traditions, perfumes, nature and gastronomy .
The touristic town overlooks the Ionian Sea and offers a truly enchanting natural landscape, to be compared even to the most beautiful and tropical places of the world. For those who love the white sandy beaches, starting from the characteristic chequered lighthouse of Torre S. Giovanni, in the Poseidone district, you will find the most beautiful beaches of Salento, as the notorious ‘Maldives of Salento’. There are many equipped beach resorts with excellent restaurants to taste some of the typical cuisines.
Proceeding towards Gallipoli, you will find a coastline with cliffs of volcanic origin with numerous bays, ideal for stopping to sunbathe and dive into the crystal clear sea.
In front of this part of the coast there are several islets, which you can reach by swimming, observing the wonders of the underwater.
In addition to the environmental beauties, Salento offers many events that are organized daily by the local Pro Loco.
A legend says that these landscapes were the destinations of the great Aeneas’ travels, who landed here and fell in love with these places.
” On the edge of the Earth”, this is precisely how Salento is still defined today.