Porto Cesareo

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Porto Cesareo showing a sandy beach and general coastal views

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.

L'Angolo di Beppe
L'Angolo di Beppe
3 out of 5
Via Zanella 24, LECCE, Porto Cesareo
The price is $66 per night from Oct 20 to Oct 20
Situated in Porto Cesareo, this beach hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Porto Cesareo Marine Protected Area and Torre Lapillo Beach. Fontana della Poesia and ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (5 reviews)
"Prima hotel met een leuk restaurant op de bovenste etage. Alleen jammer dat de receptioniste geen woord over de grens spreekt"

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2021

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Bilo lo Scoglio
Bilo lo Scoglio
Piazza Nazario Sauro, 11, \N, Porto Cesareo, Lecce
Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Porto Cesareo Marine Protected Area and Spiaggia di Porto Cesareo. Pietro Parenzan ...
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La Perla delle Dune
La Perla delle Dune
Via dei Bacini, 69, Porto Cesareo, Lecce
Offering direct access to the beach, this Porto Cesareo guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Scala di Furno Beach and Porto Cesareo Marine Protected Area. ...
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La Perla delle Dune
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Bilo lo Scoglio
Bilo lo Scoglio
Piazza Nazario Sauro, 11, \N, Porto Cesareo, Lecce
Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Porto Cesareo Marine Protected Area and Spiaggia di Porto Cesareo. Pietro Parenzan ...
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Villaggio Punta Grossa
Villaggio Punta Grossa
4 out of 5
Via Prov.le per Taranto Km 7, Porto Cesareo
This family-friendly Porto Cesareo residence is within a 10-minute walk of Porto Cesareo Marine Protected Area and Punta Prosciutto Beach. Togo Bay Beach and ...
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Residence Tabù
Residence Tabù
Via Dei Bacini - Scala Di Furno, \N, Porto Cesareo, Lecce
Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Scala di Furno Beach and Torre Chianca Beach. Porto Cesareo Marine Protected Area ...
2.5/5 (2 reviews)
Un posto meraviglioso, peccato x la struttura 👎
"Monolocale pieno di umidità , nella prenotazione c’era letto matrimoniale invece nella struttura era una cameretta a ponte con due letti uniti insieme, pulizia 😱non ne parliamo in compenso il pedonale dell’accoglie molto gentile e disponibile. Basterebbe poco per avere una struttura adeguata alla ..."

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2019

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