Torre San Giovanni
Ugento, 73059 Torre San Giovanni LE, Italy
About Torre San Giovanni
Torre San Giovanni is a Salento seaside resort located on the Ionian Sea, in the province of Lecce. It is a fraction of the municipality of Ugento, which is about 5 km away, located between Torre Mozza and the marinas of Alliste, rises 3 meters above sea level with 430 inhabitants throughout the year and over 50,000 residents during the summer.
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Apulia is a region of Italy, located in the southern peninsular section of the country, bordering the Adriatic Sea to the east, the Ionian Sea to the southeast, and the Strait of Otranto and Gulf of Taranto to the south. The region comprises 19,345 square kilometers, and its population is about four million.