what to do and see nearby

An extraordinary territory awaits you

Vignacastrisi is an ideal starting point for visiting Salento and a beautiful place to return to with pleasure in the evening. On this page we like to suggest the must-see itineraries in the area: sea, art, history and culture, so many facets of a unique and bewitching territory!

1.5 km from us
The beach of Castro Marina

The beach of Castro Marina, one of the most picturesque in Salento, is lapped by a crystal clear sea in which a rich marine vegetation lives and develops. A must-see if you come to Salento!

Castro Marina is not only sea; the ancient village of Castro Alta, located on a promontory, offers spectacular views and a journey through history. Here you can visit the Aragonese Castle and Castro Cathedral, which tell centuries of history and culture. The narrow, cobblestone streets of the historic center are perfect for an evening stroll, perhaps with a stop at one of the local restaurants to sample Salento cuisine.

7 km from us
Santa Cesarea Terme

Santa Cesarea Terme, located on the Adriatic coast of Puglia, is famous for its thermal waters and breathtaking views. The beach is rocky, with crystal clear waters that fade from turquoise to deep blue, ideal for snorkeling and diving. Sea caves, such as the Sulphur Cave, are a natural attraction not to be missed. Visitors can relax on the rock platforms or explore the spa for a rejuvenating experience. The town’s Moorish architecture and local cuisine restaurants round out a perfect day in this corner of Salento paradise.

16 km from us

Otranto, the easternmost city in Italy, is a jewel of Salento. Famous for its charming historic center, it offers narrow cobblestone alleys, the Aragonese Castle, and the Cathedral with its unique floor mosaic. The crystal clear waters of its sea lap golden beaches and spectacular reefs, ideal for swimming and snorkeling. Otranto is perfect for those seeking a combination of history, culture and natural beauty. Stroll along the waterfront, explore the ancient walls, and savor delicious local cuisine in typical restaurants. Otranto is an unforgettable destination in the heart of Salento.

30 km from us
Santa Maria di Leuca

Santa Maria di Leuca, located in the extreme south of Salento, is a charming seaside resort where the Ionian Sea meets the Adriatic. Famous for its impressive lighthouse and the basilica of Santa Maria de Finibus Terrae, it offers spectacular panoramic views. Sea caves, which can be explored by boat, reveal natural wonders. The beaches have white sand and crystal clear waters, ideal for swimming and relaxing. The elegant waterfront is perfect for evening strolls, with restaurants serving delicious seafood dishes. Santa Maria di Leuca combines history, nature and relaxation, making it a must-see destination for those visiting Salento.

30 km from us
Marina di Pescoluse

Marina di Pescoluse, known as the “Maldives of Salento,” is renowned for its beaches of fine white sand and crystal clear turquoise waters. Located on the Ionian coast of Salento, it offers a paradisiacal environment ideal for families and sea lovers. Sand dunes, dotted with Mediterranean vegetation, create a breathtaking landscape. Equipped lidos provide comfort and services, while free areas allow more authentic contact with nature. The shallow waters are perfect for swimming and playing. Marina di Pescoluse is a dream destination for a relaxing and unforgettable vacation.

45 km from us

Lecce, known as the “Florence of the South,” is a Baroque gem in the heart of Salento. The city captivates with its ornate churches and palaces made of golden-colored Lecce stone. Don’t miss the Basilica of Santa Croce and Piazza del Duomo, architectural masterpieces. The narrow streets of the historic center are filled with craft stores and restaurants offering local specialties such as pasticciotto and puccia. Lecce combines history, art, and culture in a lively and welcoming atmosphere. Walking among its monuments and enjoying its cuisine makes every visit an unforgettable experience.