Santa Cesarea Terme

Santa Cesarea Terme

Santa Cesarea Terme is located in the eastern part of Salento between Porto Miggiano to the south and Porto Badisco, Otranto to the north. Santa Cesarea Terme is one of the most popular seaside towns for tourists and is famous because it has a stretch of coastline affected by the hot springs phenomenon.

7 spiagge di Santa Cesarea Terme

beaches of Salento
Riparo gli Archi

Salento, Santa Cesarea Terme: Riparo gli Archi is a stretch of coastline that is part of Santa Cesarea Terme, in the province of Lecce, characterized by beautiful inlets that draw a marine environment rich in caves and suggestive ravines to enrich this wonderful landscape. The Riparo gli Archi presents itself to our eyes as a pearl set in the reef, bathed by the perpetual wave motion of the waters of the Adriatic Sea; the rocks are for the most part all smooth so it will not be difficult to find an inviting corner, spread your towel and lie down gently for a perfect tan in the company of the sound of the sea and that light breeze that usually blows in these parts gently massaging your body. The sea represents the real wealth of this area, blue and crystal clear it becomes deep almost immediately and lends itself gladly to those who love snorkeling and going to discover the seabed so rich in life as well as admiring those characteristic plays of light that are reflected between the cracks of these reefs. For those who love diving, the Riparo gli Archi offers different stations from which to try your hand at the unique thrill of diving into these cool waters accompanied by a rush of adrenaline that will make your vacation even more lively. From here you can breathe an air of absolute relaxation, emotions are guaranteed and everything immediately takes on the contours of a beautiful Salento summer. Riparo gli Archi is easy to reach as it is located along the coast road that leads from Santa Cesarea Terme to Porto Badisco, parking is not a problem and you can easily find it, at least if you are not at peak hours in the middle of summer, for the rest ... thermal bag full, equip yourself with rock shoes and enjoy your well-deserved day at the beach ... have a great summer at Riparo degli Archi in Santa Cesarea Terme.

beaches of Salento
Grotta Bagno Marino

Salento, Santa Cesarea Terme: Grotta Bagno Marino is a characteristic sea cave located on the southeastern coastal stretch of Salento forming part of Santa Cesarea Terme, in the province of Lecce. Bathed by the waters of the Adriatic Sea, this striking cave has a round arch-shaped opening and a small natural platform marking its entrance. The Bagno Marino Cave represents one of the many attractions of Santa Cesarea Terme, this beautiful stretch of coastline offers a wide choice in the landscape panorama of the area as the beautiful inlets so rich in small and large caves, combined with the cool transparency of these waters all to be discovered propose the right point of convergence for a vacation dedicated to the sea, relaxation and enjoy the beautiful surrounding landscape. The Bagno Marino Cave can be easily reached by swimming, the water becomes deep after a few strokes and is ideal for snorkeling and discovering these wonderful seabeds; for diving lovers the reef offers different stations from which to try your hand, or if you love a quiet vacation it will not be difficult to find a quiet corner where you can lay out your towel and be warmed by the rays of a sun willing to give us a perfect tan. Enclosing the Grotta Bagno Marino but above all Santa Cesarea Terme in a description of a few lines does not give a good idea of the place where you are; experiencing these places firsthand, perhaps renting a small boat while cuddled by the wind, with the almost relaxing noise of the outboard we continue to discover the stretch of coast, is a sensation that charges our day at the sea with emotions that hardly tend to be forgotten. This is Salento, with its charm, its magic, natural beauties like the Bagno Marino Cave and a unique landscape like Santa Cesarea Terme... have a good summer.

beaches of Salento
Torre Minervino

Salento, Santa Cesarea Terme: Between Santa Cesarea Terme and Porto Badisco in the locality of Terrarossa here rises Torre Minervino an enchanting place far from the daily schemes, from the confusion of the cities, it"s just you and nature, a place where it is pleasant to get lost in search of strong emotions and pleasant sensations that only a landscape of this beauty can give us. Torre Minervino is part of that complex system of watchtowers erected all along the Salento coast during the 16th century following the constant raids of Saracen pirates. The tower communicated to the south with the Tower of Porto Badisco while to the north it communicated with Torre Specchia di Guardia, and Torre Minervino"s position was crucial in that its post could glimpse the horizon as far as Punta Palascia the easternmost part of Italy. In its appearance the Minervino Tower has a conical structure with a small curb to mark its end, from the light color of the ashlars it appears to have been recently restored; beyond the architectural aspect, this place really offers an evocative meeting point between the beauty of the surrounding landscape and historical references that mark a land of a thousand stories, from here we can breathe an air of relaxation and peace with ourselves, sensing the scents of nature that surrounds us and admiring a panorama of absolute amazement will fully repay the decision to have stopped even for a moment to contemplate the beauty of this tower. Vibrant feelings and longing for a vacation from Torre Minervino...have a good summer.

Cala Porticciolo

Salento, Santa Cesarea Terme: Cala Porticciolo is a stretch of coastline located in Via Fontanelle in Santa Cesarea Terme in the province of Lecce; we are on the southeastern side of Salento, and this corner of paradise, bathed by the perennial wave motion of the waters of the Adriatic Sea, represents a real gem for lovers of tranquility and privacy who are looking for a place far from the confusion and super-crowded beaches. Cala Porticciolo seems as if lost in time, the special location that binds with the clarity of this beautiful sea ensure the right amount of beauty and relaxation, ready to enjoy in the company of the surrounding landscape of a well-deserved day at the beach. The geometric shapes of the cliffs frame real natural open-air pools, so it will not be difficult to choose a quiet corner, spread your towel and relax in the company of your favorite book. In these parts the sea represents a source of wealth and well-being, and Cala Porticciolo is the main demonstration of this, highlighting that right balance between man and nature that sometimes (but not always) produce effects worthy of merit. This place conveys emotions that cannot be described in a brief description, while experiencing them firsthand is the advice I feel like giving; the water at the beginning maintains a fair depth so it is ideal for families with children, for diving lovers instead there are several stations from which to try your hand at savoring that thrill of diving into these very fresh waters. The seabed lends itself willingly to those who enjoy snorkeling and exploring the characteristic inlets that surround Cala Porticciolo. Access to Cala Porticciolo is provided through a stone staircase that descends between the various crevices of the cliff; at one time this place was perhaps a tufa quarry here is explained the masterful cuts of the various rock walls, today Cala Porticciolo has been fully returned to the sea and to all those who wish to take advantage of it to enjoy the wonders that this area offers for free. Have a good summer from Santa Cesarea Terme.

Cala Fontanelle

Salento, Santa Cesarea Terme: Along that evocative stretch of coastline made of cliffs with such unusual geometric shapes, full of inlets and sea caves, with a clear blue sea as a frame that characterizes and makes Santa Cesarea Terme shine with brilliance, we find Cala Fontanelle. We are in the deep south of the famous Heel of Italy, a land that never ceases to amaze and amaze any traveler who decides to traverse the length and breadth of part of this fascinating territory. Cala Fontanelle is a name like any other, it means nothing and can perhaps be easily forgotten, but it is not so if you decide to come to this place even for a few hours, because at that point you will be engulfed by the timeless beauty of this characteristic landscape, and then it will be really hard to forget the name of Cala Fontanelle. At Cala Fontanelle you enter through stone steps that descend along the cliff and reach down to the sea at which point you will be spoiled for choice to find a place to spread your towel and relax in the company of the sound of the sea (or rusciu if you prefer as the Salentini call it), while the sun slowly begins to pinch you for a perfect tan. The sea soon becomes deep and the seabed is ideal for those who love snorkeling and exploring this wonderful bay. For diving enthusiasts, Cala Fontanelle represents that right meeting point, as there are several stations from which to try your hand at savoring that sizzling thrill of being suddenly catapulted into these very fresh waters. The place remains uncrowded even at the height of summer, which makes it perhaps even more fascinating as you can enjoy the surrounding landscape in peace and quiet. So don"t forget your rock shoes, mask, fins and a full cooler bag as you can"t see the shadow of a kiosk nearby; Cala Fontanelle is recommended for those who love rocks, relaxation, diving and the seabed full of life; not recommended instead for lovers of the beach and the comforts that an equipped lido offers, those who prefer music on the beach with group dances and all those who love crowded places. For the rest, Salento is beautiful because it sweeps with its coasts and its territory through a wide range of solutions ... so have a good vacation at Cala Fontanelle.

Torre Specchia La Guardia

Salento, Santa Cesarea Terme: Torre Specchia la Guardia stands in the locality of Mastefina in Santa Cesarea Terme in the province of Lecce. Torre Specchia la Guardia is a coastal watchtower built in the 16th century to defend the Salento territory from the continuous raids of the Saracen pirates who raged the coasts of Salento in those years. Torre Specchia la Guardi communicated to the north with Torre Minervino while to the south with Torre Santa Cesarea; today the tower is reduced to little more than a ruin and what remains soars from the top of a promontory that is difficult to reach completely engulfed by the green Mediterranean scrub. Torre Specchia la Grande presented itself in its form the same as the other sister towers of Torre Minervino and Torre Santa Cesarea (so much so that they were enclosed in the same class of Otranto series ) that is, circular in shape with a small curb delimiting its end and with an overall diameter of about 8 meters. Torre Specchia la Guardia represents the history of a territory rich in culture and traditions, and even if its state is in a state of semi-deterioration certainly does not diminish the symbol and value of a historical testimony always worth mentioning and visiting ... good vacations from Santa Cesarea Terme.

Torre Santa Cesarea

Salento, Santa Cesarea Terme: Torre Santa Cesarea is located in the eponymous town of Santa Cesarea Terme in the province of Lecce. We are on the south-eastern side of Salento along that stretch of coast characterized by wide cliffs washed by the Adriatic Sea, and Torre Santa Cesarea towers from the top of a hill immersed in the green of a pine forest about 300 meters from the sea; this tower is part of that complex defense and sighting system erected in the mid-sixteenth century along the entire Salento coast to cope with the continuous incursions of Saracen pirates who raged this territory in those years. Torre Santa Cesarea has a circular shape with a height of 8 meters and has recently been restored, communicated to the north with Torre Specchia Grande and to the south with Torre Miggiano; today Torre Santa Cesarea, for those who wish to visit it, is located inside the restaurant Cala dei Balcani and is privately owned. From the top of this beautiful promontory you can enjoy a respectable panorama as well as smell the scents of the surrounding nature, the peace and tranquility that reign undisputed combine with the architectural sense of this beautiful historical testimony that has practically merged with the surrounding landscape until it has become a single block. Positive sensations accompanied by a faint, warm breeze that usually blows in these parts...have a good summer from the Tower of Santa Cesarea.

Accommodations near Santa Cesarea Terme

Dolmen Sport Resort

Strada Provinciale Uggiano (Loc. Lame),73027 - Minervino di Lecce (Le)
+39 0836 818904

Residence Conchiglia San Giovanni

SP61, 73020 Santa Cesarea Terme (Le)
+39 0836 949 810 - +39 320 222 2779 (Vincenzo)

Salento Paradiso

SP358, 73028 Porto Badisco (Le)
+39 347 622 8115

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