Santa Maria di Leuca: handpicked hotels and insider tips

Don Totu

San Cassiano

Grand Hotel L'Approdo

Santa Maria di Leuca

From € 70.00

Patria Palace

Lecce

From € 92.00

La Macchiola

Spongano

From € 90.00

Relais Petrusella

Giuggianello

From € 75.00

Tenuta Centoporte

Giurdignano

From € 88.00

Palazzo Guglielmo

Vignacastrisi

From € 105.00

Masseria & Spa Luciagiovanni

Lecce

From € 90.00

Palazzo Papaleo

Otranto

From € 69.00

La Tana del Riccio

Vaste di Poggiardo

Furnirussi Tenuta Hotel

Serrano di Carpignano Salentino

From € 129.00

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Santa Maria di Leuca: introduction

Santa Maria di Leuca Hotel

In Greek "Leukos" means white, and this was how the town situated on the southern most point of the Salento appeared to the Greek sailors approaching the Puglian coast many centuries ago. The rest of the town's name has slightly more recent origins: legend has it that San Pietro chose the town as location from where to initiate his evangelical work, and thus added the Virgin's name.

Situated in a stunningly beautiful bay, between Punta Ristola and Punta Meliso, Santa Maria di Leuca is one of the Salento's most visited towns; a popular destination for lovers of the sea and, in particular, divers keen to explore the numerous underwater caves which characterise this stretch of coast.

In the center of the town, an impressive flight of steps leads down from the Basilica to the aqueduct inaugurated by Mussolini during the fascist era. It is, in fact, in Santa Maria di Leuca that the monumental aqueduct delivering water to the whole of Southern Italy has its outlet. On rare occasions, a dramatic display of Puglia's "blue gold" can be seen as the water of the aqueduct is released in to the sea.

Santa Maria di Leuca: suggestions from the hotels

Anna Addario

(Proprietaria)

La Macchiola

Farmhouse Holidays

Anna Addario

La macchiola is the best location where to discover the historical heritage of the south and where you can taste the real Salento food (La Macchiola) →

Gianmarco Spano

(Proprietario)

Relais Petrusella

Countryside Residences

Gianmarco Spano

Here in our area , because of its strategic position , you can visit the entire Salento because just minutes away from both coasts . Furthermore Pajare in Relais make living an emotion totally unique with these magical trees around . (Relais Petrusella) →

Laura Riccetti

(Proprietaria)

La Tana del Riccio

Guest Houses

Laura Riccetti

In the heart of Salento, Vaste is a surprising small 15th C. borough in the inland of beautiful villages along the adriatic coast, such as Castro and S.Cesarea Terme, which exemplifies the past life traditions of an Italy of the 60's. (La Tana del Riccio) →

Santa Maria di Leuca: places to see in the area