REGIONAL NATURAL PARK OTRANTO-LEUCA COAST AND TRICASE WOOD
The “Costa Otranto-Leuca and Tricase Woods” Regional Natural Park, with over 50 kilometers of coastline and 3,200 hectares of land, is the largest regional park in the province of Lecce.
A road with a myriad of twists and turns is the historical backbone of a breathtaking landscape. From the terraced olive trees to the cliffs overlooking the sea, even its most secret corners are places not to be missed. On the eastern coast of Salento, the long rocky coast that extends from Otranto ; to Santa Maria di Leuca gives visitors the impression of a distinct entity from a landscape point of view , sometimes wild and harsh, often fragmented and disconnected, but certainly one of the most beautiful and interesting in Puglia.
A long strip of land enclosed between two historic coastal bulwarks: the Torre del Serpe, an ancient Roman lighthouse, the scene of legendary events, marks the entrance to the Park, in the easternmost point of Italy, the lighthouse of Palascìa, and accompanies us on an exciting journey through breathtaking coves, meadows, pine forests, olive groves, woods and deep ravines up to the mighty lighthouse of Leuca, ending up in that Finibus terrae where even Italy ends and looks far towards another continent.