Category Archives: Italy

Paradise Beach, Campomarino, Taranto

Not many of my friends know this beach because it sits at the edges of Salento, at least in the way people from Lecce think of it. In reality, Campomarino, many years ago was part of the Lecce province before … Continue reading

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Arete’, s.p. Cavallino – Caprarica, Lecce

Another tasty photographic account by my friend Sinan’s trip to Salento. From a distance, Arete looks like a private Tuscan villa with a big porch surrounded by linen curtains. 20 min. outside of Lecce, this restaurant is an institution of … Continue reading

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La Roccia restaurant, Castro, Salento

A small corner of culinary heaven as seen by a new local, my friend Sinan, on his always awesome Sinanation blog. Hotel La Roccia stands like a fortress on top of a bay that runs into the town of Castro. … Continue reading

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SalentoandOut – Be a local in Salento

A few days ago, CityandOut launched its first satellite local site, SalentoandOut. Our aim is to provide maximum depth into Salento, the beautiful southern part of the Puglia region, in Italy. We are going to recommend you the best places … Continue reading

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Casa dei Mercanti Town House, Piazza S. Oronzo, Lecce

I knew about Casa dei Mercanti and I had seen their website before but a few days ago I made an interesting and pleasant discovery. I met Franzi, the manager of the House and he showed me around the place … Continue reading

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La Dolce Vita! A City Geisha in Salento

My friend Julie, City Geisha by day and professional Ninja by night, recently came to Salento with her best friend Dion. The two ladies of leisure spent about a week down the heel of the Italian boot and went back … Continue reading

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Stuffing the chicks – Hostaria Arete’, Lecce

A few days ago, after a long day driving around Salento with Julie, Dion and Orso, wine tasting and mozzarella making, we decided to go and have dinner to Arete’. Hostaria Arete’ is a beautiful restored farmhouse converted into an … Continue reading

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