Destination guide

Historical Salento Peninsula will entice you

Enjoy the area's history, churches and wineries with a rental holiday home in Salento Peninsula. Renowned for its sightseeing, cafes and local tours, this city welcomes all visitors. For a bit of culture, visit Museo Archeologico Provinciale Francesco Ribezzo, Roman Amphitheater or Gallipoli Castle. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in Salento Peninsula

Are you hoping to find things to do during your stay? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that makes Salento Peninsula a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Cantina Vecchia Torre (2.4 mi / 3.8 km)
  • Conti Zecca Winery (2.5 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Leone de Castris Winery (4 mi / 6.4 km)
  • Nardo Technical Center (7.3 mi / 11.7 km)
  • Parco Acquatico Splash (17.1 mi / 27.5 km)
  • Pista Go-kart (21.6 mi / 34.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Salento Peninsula

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Salento Peninsula is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Torre Chianca Beach (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • Torre Lapillo Beach (7 mi / 11.3 km)
  • Porto Cesareo Marine Protected Area (9.3 mi / 14.9 km)
  • Punta Prosciutto Beach (10.7 mi / 17.2 km)
  • Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Selvaggio e Palude del Capitano (11.7 mi / 18.8 km)
  • Santa Maria al Bagno Beach (13.5 mi / 21.7 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Salento Peninsula

The nearest airport is in Brindisi (BDS-Papola Casale), located 23.1 mi (37.2 km) from the city centre.

If you prefer to travel by train, Arnesano Monteroni di Lecce Station, Carmiano-Magliano Station and Salice-Veglie Station are the main stations in the area.

How many holiday rentals are available around Salento?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 9,437 holiday lettings around Salento. From 2,303 villas to 3,080 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Salento?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Salento. From travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Ostuni: 2,518 holiday homes
  • Martina Franca: 2,117 holiday homes
  • Castellana Grotte: 1,297 holiday homes
  • Ceglie Messapica: 2,226 holiday homes
  • Carovigno: 1,644 holiday homes offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Salento! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Salento?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Salento with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Ostuni: 2,518 holiday lettings
  • Martina Franca: 2,117 holiday lettings
  • Castellana Grotte: 1,297 holiday lettings
  • Ceglie Messapica: 2,226 holiday lettings
  • Carovigno: 1,644 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Salento?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Salento are:

  • Casale Airport (BDS): 871 self catering accommodations
  • Lecce (LCC-Galatina Air Base): 3,697 self catering accommodations
  • Grottaglie Airport (TAR): 2,059 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Salento? offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Salento. From travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • The Trulli of Alberobello: 2,521 holiday rentals
  • Punta Prosciutto Beach: 1,715 holiday rentals
  • Corigliano d'Otranto Castle: 4,585 holiday rentals
  • Otranto Waterfront: 1,761 holiday rentals
  • Gallipoli Port: 3,811 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Salento listed on where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

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