about us and environs
everything to know about us and Salento
km FROM THE SEA
km FROM THE CENTRE OF PORTO CESAREO
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B&B Terra dei Sogni at Porto Cesareo
B&B Terra dei Sogni, one of a kind in Porto Cesareo, offers:
Services included in all rooms b&b *
Flat screen TV;
Quadruple rooms for families;
Buffet breakfast included;
free parking on site;
Video Surveillance throughout the structure;
Children’s play area;
n.2 pools with whirlpool;
Kitchenette included in the Suite-Quadruple room;
Salento is the last part of land south of Puglia, washed by the Adriatic Sea and the Ionian Sea.
In the small town of Porto Cesareo there are:
– The Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, dedicated to Santa Cesarea Vergine;
-Numerose Masserie: Masseria Belvedere, Colarizzo, Colmonese, Salmenta;
– Coastal towers, four built for the protection of the territory: Torre Cesarea, Torre Lapillo, Torre Chianca and Torre Castiglione (almost completely destroyed). Torre Lapillo completely visitable in which a Tourist-Environmental Center is born where you can receive further information on the natural itineraries of Salento.
– Statue of Manuela Arcuri;
– Scala di Furno north of Porto Cesareo.
– Roman Columns of Torre Chianca, on the sea bed near Torre Chianca, 7 Roman columns of marble side by side, due to a probable shipwreck of a ship carrying them;
– Museum of Marine Biology of Porto Cesareo;
– Talaxographic Museum;
– Civic library;
– Beaches in the two rivieras, from the west and the east, both low and sandy, alternating with short stretches of cliffs and numerous bathing establishments with daily entertainment. Including Le dune, Punta Prosciutto;
– olive groves, long expanses of olive trees in open countryside.
Other places nearby:
The karst caves, the protected oasis of the Alimini Lakes, the Torre Guaceto Nature Reserve, the Bosco Natural Park and the Rauccio marshes, the Cesine Park, the Porto Selvaggio Park and the Captain’s Swamp, the Sant’Andrea Island, the Ciolo Bridge in Santa Maria di Leuca, the churches in Romanesque Apulian style, the historic center of Lecce, Gallipoli, Baroque architecture, the Capo di Leuca …
All places rich in culture and unique shows for the patron saint of the country, festivals and events not to be missed for the pleasure of staying.
The Culture of Salento
The typical cuisine of Salento is enclosed in dishes based on vegetables, meat and fish, all spontaneously offered by the land and the sea. Among the many typical goodness we find: the pieces of horse, the ciciri and tria (homemade pasta with chickpeas and wild vegetables), the rustic (puff pastry with béchamel, mozzarella and tomato), the calzone, also known as panzerotto, frize , commonly called friseddhre (rusks often accompanied by tomatoes), the pittule, the pitta of potatoes, the pasticciotto leccese, the spumone …
The Salento, originally called Messapia by the Greeks (Earth between two seas), is characterized in various aspects, architectural, folk and food and wine, boasting of having among the most famous DOC wines exalting an excellent and appreciated culture. Moreover, it is rich in dialects that vary from country to country and distinguish it from the region; in the central area of Salento we speak a dialect called grecanico or griko.
Musical traditions: the pizzica
The pizzica, or even pizzica pizzica, was born in ancient times as a healing ritual of tarantate, or women who thought they were clamps, then poisoned, from the tarantula. This music served as an antidote to salvation.
Among the many choreographies of the pizzica pizzica dance we find, the pizzica-fencing, or even dance of swords, sometimes between two men to contend the woman, or between man and woman, as a form of courtship, or between woman and woman.
Typical costumes and dialectal pieces complete this ritual that is now a cultural phenomenon of Salento of international fame.