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|Salento sleeps 4(+2)
Marina di Alliste GALLIPOLI
Summer holiday house in Apulia, Jonium Sea
PIZZO DEL DIAVOLO (1 KM)
|The Salento is an attractive longuish peninsula at the southeast of Italy, where the sea has always been the main resource for the inhabitants, beeing it unpolluted and teeming with fish, but also the door through which past invasions and pillages by turks and saracens took place. The Salento is therefore somehow a bridge between different cultures, beeing only few kilometers far from the Balcans. Its touristic potential is high, yet not completely discovered by the big touristic industry. The result is uncontaminated
sand beaches and rocks in crystalline seawater. A real off the beaten truck!
Our residences at Marina di Alliste are comfortable and close to the most interesting places to visit, in a strategic position between the Ionian and the Adriatic seas.
|The prices of our residences are very affordable particularly in the periods of middle/low season, the months of June May and September being in fact excellent from the climatic point of view. The 4 residences
are composed of two double bedrooms, living room with kitchenette
and bathroom, outside court with garden or patio. 4 simple but
well equipped homes for a comfortable family holiday in a Sea
resort to be discovered.
Each residence can
(further 2 beds can be add in the bedrooms for extra)
The bathroom is provided of sink, bidet and shower.
The living room has a 14" TV set, table with chairs for 6,
a kitchenette corner with oven, refrigerator with freezer, dishwasher
and what necessary to cook and enjoy home meals.
SAND BEACHES (5 KM)
| Outside a private court with barbecue, table
and chairs, outdoor shower, beach umbrella, 2 beach armchairs and
parking. The seashore is 100 m. far from the property. Kinder park,
church, restaurants/pizzerie, groceries and all kind of shop
in a ray of 500 mt.
Marina di Alliste is 12 km south of Gallipoli and
is abutting to north to Torre Suda (Marina di Racale) and to south to
Torre S. Giovanni (Marina di Ugento). The coast is rocky but with
many small access for easy reach also to children. The sandy beaches
are 5 km north (Loc. Pizzo) and 6 km south (Torre S. Giovanni);
both with easy access.
When travelling on the roads of the Salento in a land filled with
centennials olive trees and wheat fields burnt by the sun
in August, it is not difficult to bump into small constructions
realized with dry white stones. They are called Caseddi, or Furneddi.
These constructions come from the ancient times when the Salentine
people built them with patience, fitting better they could the
irregular stone without any mortar. In fact, for their extreme hardness, these stones cannot be
easily modelled, therefore it was simpler to look for their right
location in a gigantic and perfect "puzzle". Generally the Caseddi are not plastered and their only opening is the door.
They were used until the first half of last century as summer residence or shelter for shepherds and farmers.
GALLIPOLI (12 KM)
GALLIPOLI (12 KM)
|The cuisine in Salento
The Salento has appreciated gastronomic traditions. Let's think
to the homemade pasta, with the best hard grain flours that
preserve a distinctive aroma "casereccio" after the
cooking. Considerable is also the sauce, prepared with the juicy
Salentine tomatoes and using a special sheep cheese produced in
summer, the "cacioricotta".
But let's describe the simple fresh summer dish to make a break
at noon waiting for your tasty fish in one of the cheap restaurants
of the village. A meal
strictly characteristic from Lecce town is the "frisa", a simple grilled slice of bread, a special "bruschetta" wet and garnished with fresh tomato, typical extra virgin oil and oregano.
|In this land the magnificent hundreds years old olive
trees reach unimaginable dimensions and give a superb spectacle
to the traveller and a good extra virgin oil.
The simple Mediterranean meal to be accompanied tasting the unmistakable
red wines of this sunny land, strong and delicate, pride of the
As far as folklore is concerned, to be noticed "la
pizzica" or "taranta" , the traditional popular Salentine dance which draw
its origin from ancient stories. It is considered as the natural ancestor of the better known neapolitan "tarantella".
The legend wants that people bitten (in dialect pizzica) by the tarantula (taranta) was told to began to move
in a convulse way, following the frenetic rhythm of the
tambourines, being possessed by malicious spirits that would have
gone out prolonging the dance sufficiently. Today the young musicians and
many local administrators renewed this tradition
as folklore, helping it to reach some fame also in other regions of Italy, as it is often presented in Folk and Ethnic Festivals with great success.. During a vacation in Salento, guests will certainly be able to appreciate this unique tradition.
Lecce 50 km
Gallipoli 12 km
Tower San Giovanni 5 km
Otranto 40 km
S. M. of Leuca 33 km
|Prices per week 2010 in