Holidaymakers looking for a beautiful place to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life should consider Torre Vado. This is a wonderfully scenic place in the far South East of Italy in the region of Puglia. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, villas and apartments.
There are sandy beaches just a short distance from the town centre, which are ideal for sunbathing and the sea is perfect for swimming. Various watersports are available in the region as well such as water skiing, sailing, wind surfing and diving. It is a very scenic area with lovely places to walk, horse ride or cycle with the coast nearby, countryside and lots of olive groves too.
The region of Puglia has numerous golf clubs including par 72 18-hole courses near Lecce and Taranto. Families with children may like to take a day out visiting places such as Castellana Grotte with its dinosaurs or a safari at the zoo near Fasano. Those with a love of the water can try the waterpark near Gallipoli.
There are a few shops nearby including a supermarket for self catering holidaymakers to stock up on food and drink. This is a relatively quiet destination so tourists will not find many noisy bars and night clubs here. However, there are several restaurants in the area many of which are family run serving many types of pasta, seafood and pizzas amongst other dishes.
There are many museums to visit in the province including the Archaeological Museum of Brindisi. Many old and interesting buildings can be seen in the area such as castles, monuments, temples and churches. Some of the religious sites here include the Cathedral, St Mary of Casale and St Benedict.
The region of Puglia boasts many other interesting towns and cities such as Gallipoli, Brindisi and Alberobello. Regular ferries take tourists from Bari and Brindisi in the Puglia region to Greece and Albania. Santa Maria Di Leuca at the tip of the heel of Italy is a mid size town open and is a highly recommended place to visit.
This part of Italy benefits from a moderate climate all year round. The hottest time of the year is July and August when average maximum temperatures are approximately 30 degrees centigrade. Whilst December and January is chilly with average highs of about six degrees centigrade there is still usually plenty of sunshine. July generally sees around 10 to 11 hours of sunshine per day and is the driest month of the year, while October is often the wettest.
Approximately one hour and 45 minutes from Torre Vado is the Airport of Salento in Brindisi, which has flights from Milan, Rome and Venezia. Ryanair also offer direct flights from London Stansted. There are buses and taxis located at the airport as well as several car rental firms including Avis, Europcar, Hertz, Maggiore, Sixt and Thrifty.
Palese Airport at Bari is approximately three hours drive from Torre Vado and has flights to and from various Italian cities as well as other European destinations such as London, Bonn, Munich, Bucharest, Budapest, Prague and Zurich. There are several car hire firms and taxis situated here too.