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Porto CesareoItaly

Gaze up at the imposing medieval watch towers that rise above the shoreline. Relax on pristine sandy bays.

Stunning beaches with blue-green water line the picturesque coast of Porto Cesareo. Majestic vestiges from medieval times add a rustic flair to the scenery, providing a cultured vacation in addition to the sun and sea. Enjoy its vast lagoon surrounded by hotels and restaurants.

The region’s highlight is the Torre Lapillo Beach, featuring white sand and pleasant water. Compared to other regional beaches, Toree Lapillo is relatively unknown and so draws fewer crowds. Walk into the shallow water for some distance before it reaches knee height.

Differentiating this bay from the commune’s many other striking bays is the Lapillo Tower built in the 1500s. Marvel at the structure that stands tall over the beach. Climb the steps to reach the top for excellent views. Its design includes three arches beneath the steps.

Another of the commune’s top sandy stretches is Punta Prosciutto Beach. Walk along the beach to discover the family-oriented area and a wilder section at the other end. Discover the other towers of the region, including Torre Cesarea and the ruins of Torre Castiglione.

Set up a tent at one of the area campsites to be closer to the region’s scenic nature. Many fishmongers and restaurants serving fresh fish are popular in the commune.

Avoid the crowds in May and September. Visit between those months for the hottest weather. Winters are fairly mild, not too cold for a relaxed stroll.

Porto Cesareo is in the Puglia region on the Salento Peninsula sticking out of Italy’s base. It lies on the west coast, around a 20-minute drive northwest of Nardò. Arrive at Brindisi-Salento Airport and travel south for 41 miles (66 kilometers) to reach the commune.

With countless unspoiled sandy havens, it is no surprise Porto Cesareo is known as the Maldives of Italy.

Top Hotels in Porto Cesareo

Affittacamere Torre Lapillo
Affittacamere Torre Lapillo
Via Torre Angolo Via Beccaria, Porto Cesareo, Lecce
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Situated by the sea, this townhouse accommodation is within 1 mi (2 km) of Fontana della Poesia and Torre Lapillo Beach. Porto Cesareo Marine Protected Area ...

4/5Very Good! (3 reviews)
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"Mancanza bidè, colazione non come propagandato, bensì con convenzione ristretta presso bar, motivo Coronavirus, ma non avvisati prima dell ' arrivo in sede, falso cambio delle lenzuola, condizione delle stanze da rivedere, non adeguate al prezzo pagato. Da sconsigliare."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 19, 2020

Affittacamere Torre Lapillo
Bilo lo Scoglio
Bilo lo Scoglio
Piazza Nazario Sauro, 11, Porto Cesareo, Lecce
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Situated near the beach, this apartment building is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Porto Cesareo Marine Protected Area and 2.3 mi (3.8 km) from Torre Lapillo Beach. Spiaggia ...

Bilo lo Scoglio
Villino Blu Suite
Villino Blu Suite
Via Bach - Angolo Via Cilea, Porto Cesareo, Lecce
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Situated near the beach, this holiday home is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Spiaggia di Porto Cesareo and 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Torre Lapillo Beach. Pietro Parenzan Museum ...

Villino Blu Suite
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Porto Cesareo

Bilo lo Scoglio
Bilo lo Scoglio
Piazza Nazario Sauro, 11, Porto Cesareo, Lecce

Situated near the beach, this apartment building is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Porto Cesareo Marine Protected Area and 2.3 mi (3.8 km) from Torre Lapillo Beach. Spiaggia ...

Bilo lo Scoglio
Villino Blu Suite
Villino Blu Suite
Via Bach - Angolo Via Cilea, Porto Cesareo, Lecce

Situated near the beach, this holiday home is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Spiaggia di Porto Cesareo and 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Torre Lapillo Beach. Pietro Parenzan Museum ...

Villino Blu Suite
Absolute Suite Apartments
Absolute Suite Apartments
Via Ungaretti 14, Porto Cesareo, LECCE

Situated near the beach, this apartment building is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Pietro Parenzan Museum of Marine Biology and 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Torre Lapillo Beach. ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Super consigliato

"Lo consiglio soprattutto per chi vuole soggiornare in un posto in cui è facilissimo uscire dal paese per raggiungere le varie e stupende spiagge e chi ama fare passeggiate serali vista la vicinanza al centro città sempre molto animato ☺️. Glia appartamenti sono nuovi e dotati di tutti i comfort"…"

Reviewed on Aug. 11, 2019

Absolute Suite Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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