Destination guide

Historic Salento Peninsula will entice you

Enjoy the area's history, churches and wineries and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in Salento Peninsula. Renowned for its sightseeing, cafés and local tours, this city welcomes all visitors. For a bit of culture, visit Museo Archeologico Provinciale Francesco Ribezzo, Roman Amphitheater or Gallipoli Castle. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in Salento Peninsula

Are you hoping to find things to do during your stay? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Salento Peninsula a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Cantina Vecchia Torre (2.4 mi / 3.8 km)
  • Conti Zecca Winery (2.5 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Leone de Castris Winery (4 mi / 6.4 km)
  • Nardo Technical Center (7.3 mi / 11.7 km)
  • Parco Acquatico Splash (17.1 mi / 27.5 km)
  • Pista Go-kart (21.6 mi / 34.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Salento Peninsula

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to take in the scenery, Salento Peninsula is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Torre Chianca Beach (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • Torre Lapillo Beach (7 mi / 11.3 km)
  • Porto Cesareo Marine Protected Area (9.3 mi / 14.9 km)
  • Punta Prosciutto Beach (10.7 mi / 17.2 km)
  • Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Selvaggio e Palude del Capitano (11.7 mi / 18.8 km)
  • Santa Maria al Bagno Beach (13.5 mi / 21.7 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Salento Peninsula

The nearest airport is in Brindisi (BDS-Papola Casale), located 23.1 mi (37.2 km) from the city center.

If you prefer to travel by train, Arnesano Monteroni di Lecce Station, Carmiano-Magliano Station and Salice-Veglie Station are the main stations in the area.

Can I find a vacation rental around Salentu?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 12,029 vacation rentals near Salentu. From 2,789 Villas to 3,980 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Salentu for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Salentu?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Salentu. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Bari: 447 vacation rentals
  • Calabria: 2,380 vacation rentals
  • Ostuni: 3,011 vacation rentals
  • Lecce: 1,428 vacation rentals
  • Monopoli: 1,925 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Salentu! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Salentu?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Salentu:

  • Bari: 447 rentals
  • Ostuni: 3,011 rentals
  • Lecce: 1,428 rentals
  • Monopoli: 1,925 rentals
  • Polignano a mare: 1,162 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Salentu?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Salentu are:

  • Lecce (LCC-Galatina Air Base): 4,699 vacation rentals
  • Casale Airport (BDS): 1,076 vacation rentals
  • Grottaglie Airport (TAR): 2,529 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Salentu?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Salentu. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • The Trulli of Alberobello: 3,180 rentals
  • EuroSport Casalini 2001: 3,603 rentals
  • Otranto Waterfront: 2,085 rentals
  • Polignano a Mare Station: 1,738 rentals
  • Trullo Sovrano: 3,099 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Salentu listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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