A few miles south of Otranto, on top of a green rugged plateau overlooking the emerald sea, stands Santa Cesarea Terme, characterized by the typical architecture of the early twentieth century with numerous villas and summer residences monumental and luxurious at the same time frivolous and extravagant. They were built in the early twentieth century by the bourgeoisie Salento, in search of pleasant resort, immediately appreciated the well-being provoked by thermal treatments. Among these, the beautiful villa Sticchi built in the late 1800s.
Do not miss the walk along the path between the pines of Aleppo that leads to the top of the village where you can enjoy a magnificent view on the Salento coast to the tip of Santa Maria di Leuca.
The coasts on which stands the village have the phenomenon of thermal springs with water salsoiodiche and sulfur, which flows out at temperatures ranging between 27 and 30 degrees in four natural caves along the cliff, thermal springs particularly suitable for the treatment of arthritis, rheumatism, skin diseases and respiratory tract, as well as beauty treatments and anti-stress.
In addition to relaxation and well-being, the town offers numerous activities, opportunities for recreation and entertainment, as well as long walks in one of the most fascinating places of Salento. Within 2 km from the village there are three very famous nightclubs (Male, Gwendolyn and Blue Bay), as well as numerous local and lounge bar by the sea.
Santa Cesarea Terme is also a good base for exploration of the many small towns in the lower Salento, characterized by picturesque old towns and evidence of Neolithic culture, classical and early Christian, but also of the large towns such as Lecce (40 min drive) , Maglie (20 min) and Otranto (15 min).
From a meteorological perspective Santa Cesarea Terme is part of the territory of Salento, which has a Mediterranean climate, with mild winters and hot humid summers. Based on the average reference, the average temperature of the coldest month, January is around to +9 ° C, while that of the warmest month, August, is about +35.1 ° C. The average annual rainfall, which are around 676 mm, have a minimum in spring and summer and a peak in autumn-winter. These climatic characteristics allow a pleasant stay at any time of year.