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Brindisi Airport - Brindisi - Lecce

Apulia
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Brindisi Airport - Brindisi - Lecce


45.9 Km

Within half an hour from Brindisi Airport you can reach Lecce, the capital of the Salento and of the local Baroque architecture. On the way you cross the Negroamaro Park, a social, economic and cultural park that includes 26 municipalities in the Central Salento peninsula, in the provinces of Lecce and Brindisi. Arriving in Lecce, the place from which to start your tour is the Basilica di Santa Croce church, an amazing example of the peculiar architectural style known as Lecce Baroque, in which most of the city's churches and palaces are built.

Brindisi
Brindisi-Casale Airport

Brindisi
Brindisi

Lecce
Basilica of Santa Croce - Lecce

Lecce
Lecce: Historic Center (EXPO AND REGIONS)

Brindisi Airport - Grecìa Salentina - Melpignano

Apulia
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Brindisi Airport - Grecìa Salentina - Melpignano


232 Km

From Brindisi Airport in about an hour you can reach the town of Melpignano, the main centre of the typical folk dance known as "pizzica", and which has been put on the international music festival map by the "Night of the Tarantula" event, Italy's largest festival and one of the most important folk culture events in the whole of Europe. The festival is entirely dedicated to the rediscovery and revival of the traditional music of the Salento and its fusion with other music genres, from world music to rock, jazz and even classical music. On the way to Melpignano you cross an area made up of 9 towns and villages whose history harks back to Magna Graecia and where an ancient Greek patois called "griko" is still spoken: Sternatia, Calimera, Martano, Castrignano dei Greci, Corigliano d'Otranto, Melpignano, Soleto, Zollino, Martignano, preserving a part of the traditions, language and customs of the ancient Greek peoples who settled here in antiquity.

Brindisi
Brindisi-Casale Airport

Lecce
Lecce: Historic Center (EXPO AND REGIONS)

Melpignano
Night of the Taranta

Sternatia
Sternatia: Grecìa Salentina (region of Greek dialect speakers)

Brindisi Airport - Coast of Gallipoli

Apulia
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Brindisi Airport - Coast of Gallipoli


178.8 Km

From Brindisi Airport to Gallipoli it takes about an hour. This town is located on the Ionian seaboard of Puglia, facing the bay with the same name, and features a coastline with some wonderful beaches and access to the marine protected areas of Porto Cesareo and Punta Pizzo. The extreme diversity of this coast attracts both families with children and more adventurous tourists.

Brindisi
Brindisi-Casale Airport

Gallipoli
Coast of Gallipoli

Brindisi Airport - Coast of Otranto

Apulia
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Brindisi Airport - Coast of Otranto


186.4 Km

The journey from Brindisi to Otranto, the city of martyrs, takes a couple of hours through beautiful scenic countryside. It crosses the area known as "Grecìa salentina", with its ancient Greek traditions, and visitors may choose to stop at Galatina, known for its characteristic stone doorways. On the way look out for the characteristic fortified farmhouses - called "masserie" - many of which have recently been restored to their former glory. The coast of Otranto is 25 km long and features some truly magnificent sandy and rocky beaches, a dream destination for sea and sun lovers and a delight for toursists approaching from the sea.

Brindisi
Brindisi-Casale Airport

Lecce
Lecce: Historic Center (EXPO AND REGIONS)

Otranto
Coast of Otranto

Comiso Airport - Siracusa - Ortigia - Paolo Orsi Regional Archaeological Museum

Sicily
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Comiso Airport - Siracusa - Ortigia - Paolo Orsi Regional Archaeological Museum


142.3 Km

The beautiful city of Siracusa is located at little more than an hour's drive from Comiso Airport, in the province of Ragusa. Tourists arriving here, and wishing to tour the large island of Sicily, have the opportunity of stopping to admire the baroque treasures of Ragusa and then heading towards the sea. The coast of Siracusa and the marine protected area of Plemmirio, next to the Island of Ortigia, are an absolute must see. Ortigia is the name of the oldest part of Siracusa, with its mythological Arethuse Fountain, from which fresh water flows and which hosts a curious flora and fauna, it features a wealth of baroque, rococo and art nouveau buildings and a buzzing atmosphere, with its markets and shops. Once in Siracusa, you should go out to visit the protohistory of the island and its Greek roots in the Paolo Orsi Regional Archaeological Museum, which hosts the beautiful Landolina Venus.

Comiso
Iblei Comiso Airport

Ragusa
Ragusa, Historic Center

Ragusa
Ragusa: Ibleo Archaeological Museum (EXPO AND REGIONS)

Siracusa
Paolo Orsi Regional Archaeological Museum - Siracusa

Siracusa
Island of Ortigia - Siracusa

Syracuse
Marine Protected Area of Plemmirio

Comiso Airport - Siracusa - Unesco WHS site "Syracuse and the rock necropolis of Pantalica"

Sicily
Special Itineraries

Comiso Airport - Siracusa - Unesco WHS site "Syracuse and the rock necropolis of Pantalica"


131.5 Km

Siracusa should be reached by sea, but another important gateway for admiring its many treasures is Comiso Airport. Located in the province of Ragusa, the airport is well connected to Siracusa, on the Ionian Sea. Siracusa is renowned for its civil and religious buildings, most of which can be found on the Island of Ortigia, the oldest part of the city, with its many subterranean chambers and monuments. Not far from Siracusa is the rocky necropolis of Pantalica, a vast nature reserve that surprises visitors with traces dating back to the Bronze Age. The tombs of the necropolis, excavated in the rock, give the rock formations in the area of Pantalica the aspect of a beehive. Inside there are cultural stratifications, inscriptions and artistic traces from many different historical periods, which can be admired in the Paolo Orsi Regional Archaeological Museum of Siracusa.

Comiso
Iblei Comiso Airport

Pantalica
UNESCO WH SITE "Syracuse and the Rocky Necropolis of Pantalica"

Siracusa
Island of Ortigia - Siracusa

Syracuse
Marine Protected Area of Plemmirio

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