73010 Porto Cesareo, Province of Lecce, Italy
About Porto Cesareo
Porto Cesareo is an Italian town of 6 194 inhabitants in the province of Lecce in Puglia. The tourist resort of Salento located on the Ionian coast of the Salento peninsula is 26.9 km from the provincial capital and is home to the Porto Cesareo Marine Protected Area and the Palude del Conte and Duna Costiera Regional Nature Reserve.
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L ' Island of Rabbits is a Italian island belonging to ' archipelago of the Pelagie Islands, in Sicily. The islet, of 4.4 hectares, protected natural reserve, is located within a bay elected by TripAdvisor users, in the Travelers' Choice Awards, the most beautiful beach in the world in 2013, Europe and of Italy in 2014, 2015 and 2019.
Punta Prisuddi is a seaside town in the municipality of Porto Cesareo and in the extreme north-west of the province of Lecce, in Salento. The white sand beaches stretch out for several kilometers and behind them extend centuries-old dunes, covered by the typical Mediterranean vegetation of Salento. The raising of the seabed has generated a humid area that has produced a particular habitat for the establishment of a particular flora and fauna.
The Porto Selvaggio and Palude del Capitano regional natural park is a protected natural area in Puglia located in the province of Lecce established by the regional law of 15 March 2006. It includes the area of the equipped regional natural park of "Porto Selvaggio - Torre Uluzzo" and the marsh of the Captain. The coast is rocky and jagged and characterized by pine forests and Mediterranean scrub.
The castle of Gallipoli , almost completely surrounded by the sea, stands with its imposing mass at the eastern end of the island that is home to the ancient village. Probably built as early as the 11th century on pre-existing Roman fortifications, it was rebuilt in the 13th century in the Byzantine era. It was remodeled several times by the conquerors who followed one another over the centuries.
The column of Sant'Oronzo, about 29 meters high, is located in piazza Sant'Oronzo in Lecce. On the top, it houses the statue of the patron saint made in Venice in 1739. The column was erected as a sign of gratitude to Sant'Oronzo, to whom the city attributed its preservation from the plague that spread in 1656 in the Kingdom of Naples. The monument was built using the collapsed drums of the marble stem of one of the two Roman columns that were placed at the end of the Via Appia in Brindisi.
The Basilica di Santa Croce is the main Franciscan church in Florence, Italy. It is a minor basilica of the Roman Catholic Church. The church is a gleaming riot of sculptural decoration that resembles a wedding cake. Lecce is called the "Florence of the south," and this church is the symbol of Lecce's Baroque splendor that earned it that name. One of the main pilgrimage centres in this area and a tourist attraction too.
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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.