a green oasis, known as "Tre Petre" 700 meters as the crow flies from the sea, on the Ionian-Salento coast, a few kilometers from well-known tourist areas (S. Caterina, Gallipoli, S. Maria al Bagno) is the residential complex "Villaggio Santa Rita" where you will have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Salento land rich in history and traditions.
You are benventi throughout the period of the year, to live a weekend or a holiday in touch with nature.
You will be fascinated by this land that many describe 5 ways ..
The red earth.
This will be one of the first elements of which will strike the rural landscape of Salento. The soil is stained of this intense color and warm, for its special composition, which are mainly aluminum and iron hydroxides, clay minerals, quartz components, and so on.
The dry stone walls
These red soil areas are generally bounded by low dry-stone walls, or the first buildings appeared in the rural landscape of Salento, used to delimit the fields, properties, and the pastures. At first the rock was crushed and simply massed along the margins, while after the dry walls have become increasingly linear and definite form, becoming a real art handed down from father to son for generations.
the olive trees
Twisted twisted and secular: they are one of the predominant elements of the rural landscape of this area of Italy. Around the Salento there are about 50 million to 60 million, and many of them are secular, thanks to their characteristics are able to withstand centuries to wind, rain and very hot summers of Salento. Looking at them you will notice that they are all different and each is characterized by particular shapes and plots that characterizes them.
The pajare are houses dating from the year 1000, built with stone and other materials readily available on site. They have a form of a truncated cone, they do not have windows and essentially comprise an inlet and an outer scale. These homes vevano aim to accommodate for short peasants busy with work in the fields. Many of these are still in perfect condition.
The dove towers
Not scambiatele for traditional coastal towers, another element widespread in Salento, scattered mainly along the coast. The dove towers arise even in the Middle Ages, by the will of the local lords to provide shelter for the breeding of pigeons, symbol of prestige and elegance. These structures are generally low, from round or square, and characterized by numerous small cells, in addition to a spiral inner scale. Currently many of them are falling down and around the area there are about 80.
HOW TO REACH US:
By Car: Coming from the A-14 take the Bari Nord exit and continue along the Brindisi-Lecce until you reach the capital, by then they continue on the Lecce-Gallipoli, after about 30 Km take the exit Galatone - S . Maria al Bagno - Santa Rita village and continue for about 2 km towards S. Maria al Bagno. Coming from Taranto it is however necessary to reach Brindisi and from there down to Lecce because the road is smoother.
By train: the closest station is Lecce, once you get to reach the various destinations must take or the South-East Railways or the shuttle bus.
By Air: The nearest airport is the 'Brindisi Airport and is about 50 km from Lecce, from here there are the bus connecting the airport with the capital.Get the full listing »