Melendugno Vacations

Melendugno is a popular place for visitors to explore while in Lecce, Italy, a city with 83,000 people. The area lies 35 miles (56 kilometers) to the south of Papola Casale Airport, and just 11 miles (18 kilometers) from the heart of they city.

Many of Lecce’s most popular attractions can be found close to Melendugno, making it a smart choice as a place to base yourself during your visit. Two sights that should be on every visitor’s list is the wonderful Acaya Golf Club and the ever-popular Alimini Beach. Two other great attractions that are located within a short distance of Melendugno are the Torre del Parco and the Piazza Giuseppe Mazzini.

Vacationers in Melendugno, looking for something a little out of the ordinary, will love the nearby cultural attractions. Take a guided tour, admire the building in which it is housed or simply enjoy the fascinating exhibits at the Sigismondo Castromediano Museum. Arts lovers will find plenty to cheer about at venues such as the Paisiello Theatre. Enjoy the beautiful exhibits at the Franciscan Art Gallery.

If you are spending a while in and around Melendugno, stop by the Piazza del Duomo, the Holy Cross Cathedral and the Arco di Trionfo. Start your tour of nearby historic attractions by visiting Porta Rudiae, the Palazzo Baronale Capece in Maglie and the Castle of Charles V. Maglie Duomo in Maglie, the Madonna Addolorata Church and the Chiesa dei Santi Nicolo e Cataldo offer visitors to Lecce the opportunity to better understand the part religion has played in the area.

Spend an evening with fellow soccer lovers at Stadio Via del Mare, cheering on the U.S. Lecce. On match days the stadium overflows with red and yellow, as crowds join together to support their beloved team.

When it’s time to wind down after enjoying the many charms of Melendugno, check in to one of the area’s numerous bed-and-breakfast, hotel and short-stay apartment options. The Hilton Garden Inn Lecce, the Risorgimento resort and the Zenit Hotel Salento are among the most popular accommodation options here.


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