An enchanting tourist town set on the Ionian coast of the Taranto Gulf, Porto Cesareo makes an ideal place to take a vacation at almost any time of year. Of course, most people choose to rent a holiday villa in Porto Cesareo during the late spring, summer and early autumn months. Some even come with a pool and great outdoor areas to have a barbecue late at night. Self catering accommodation in Porto Cesareo is equipped and maintained to the highest standards, which ensure that your holiday will be a relaxed and happy one.
With over 17km of immediate beaches, and countless small islands offshore, there is much to see and do in this fascinating area of Italy. It goes without saying that sunbathing and swimming are popular activities, and during the summer months, jet skiing and sailing can also be good ways to spend a day or two. With a marine and bird sanctuary, anyone interested in wildlife will enjoy themselves here, and for historical buffs, there are countless ancient historical buildings awaiting your discovery. Whilst the benefits of a rental villa in Porto Cesareo mean that you can self-cater, it is certainly recommended to have one or more meals in the fabulous seafood restaurants at night.
The city of Lecce is within a half hour by car, and is certainly worth at least one day. There is a Roman amphitheatre as well as numerous other remains. In the centre of the old town, there is a Baroque church which demands that at least one photograph of it be taken; and if you are interested in some more active nightlife, this is the place to be. Be aware though, that “party time” in Italy rarely gets going until midnight, and can last through until the early hours of the morning.
Whilst on holiday in Porto Cesareo, you will be spoilt by the classic Mediterranean climate. This basically means that you can expect hot, dry summers and mild winters. The rainiest months are October and November, where up to 90mm of rain may fall during the month. The hottest month of August can see the temperatures rise to 35 degrees Celsius. Whilst most people will visit during the summer, a holiday rental villa in Porto Cesareo can make a good winter break, as the temperatures very rarely fall below 10 degrees Celsius, and it is certainly warmer than the UK at the same time of year!
The nearest airport to Porto Cesareo is located on the opposite coast of the peninsula at Brindisi. The Lecce Papola Casale Airport (BDS) has a dozen airlines flying into it from many European cities. Ryanair fly out of London Stansted (STN) into here, whilst other airlines include easyJet and Air Italy.