This enchanting coastal hike from Lecce to Gagliano del Capo encapsulates everything wonderful that Puglia has to offer: mesmerizing vistas, pristine azure waters, undiscovered villages beckoning exploration, and unspoiled nature inviting wanderlust.
Following a delightful walk through fragrant orange and olive groves, your departure from Otranto leads you along a terracotta-hued path hugging the coastline, guiding you to Punta Palascia's lighthouse—the easternmost point of the Italian peninsula—and the idyllic cove of Porto Balisco.
Then, your path weaves through quaint fishing villages, rejuvenating thermal towns, and ancient Messapian cities, culminating in the exploration of Baroque palaces and Roman remnants within the heart of Lecce.
This expedition is a sensory celebration, where nature's vibrancy unfolds with each step. Enchanting sea breezes carry the scent of the ocean through olive groves, accompanied by the melody of crickets, the aroma of wild fennel and licorice, and the mesmerizing azure sparkle of the sea.