Situated on the Adriatic Sea side of the Salento peninsula, Torre dell’Orso is an ideal place to take a vacation. The town is well equipped with all facilities and a good tourist infrastructure. Self catering accommodation in Torre dell’Orso comes in many forms, although rental apartments are the most popular. Of the highest standard, you can be sure that you will feel at home from the moment that you walk through the door.
Being on the coast, much of what to do whilst on holiday in Torre dell’Orso will revolve around the sea and sand. Sunbathing and swimming are the obvious popular activities, whilst kite surfing and wind surfing are just two of the numerous other water sports available to try. In addition, the town has a diving centre, should you wish to try it. An area of outstanding natural beauty, hikes along the coast are also to be recommended.
Your rental apartment in Torre dell’Orso will make an ideal place from which to explore the region, especially if you are hiring a car. The city of Lecce, with its Baroque church and Roman Amphitheatre is only minutes away, and is certainly worth a day trip. A drive around the peninsula to see some of the small fishing towns and visit a seafood restaurant or two is also time well spent, as is perhaps a trip to Gallipoli, with its World War II history for you to discover.
A holiday in Torre dell’Orso will be had in the classic Mediterranean climate, which is one of hot, dry summers and mild winters. Indeed, some people choose to take their vacation in this region of Italy during the winter, as the temperature rarely drops below 10 degrees Celsius, and it is certainly warmer than the UK at the same time of year! That said, of course, the majority of people opt to stay in a holiday rental apartment in Torre dell’Orso during the summer. The peak temperatures during this period can reach up to 35 degrees, and the night time temperatures are in the mid-twenties.
The closest airport to Torre dell’Orso is located just up the coast and outside the town of Brindisi. This airport is called the Lecce Papola Casale Airport (BDS), and serves as the main airport for this region as a whole. Flights arrive here from many European cities and Ryanair fly into here from London Stansted (STN). Other airlines include easyJet and TUI. Whilst it would be possible to get a connection from the airport to Lecce and then to your self catering accommodation in Torre dell’Orso, hiring a car is probably more beneficial over all, as it will give you more freedom to explore this interesting region of Italy.