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Laura Riccetti - Proprietaria - La Tana del Riccio

Laura Riccetti


La Tana del Riccio (Vaste di Poggiardo)

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.

The Spa of Santa Cesarea Terme Hotel

The Spa of Santa Cesarea Terme

The SPA of Santa Cearea Terme have been operating since the early '900, and offer a wide range of excellent spas treatments and therapies thanks to the natural spring of sulphurous waters, which are rich in minerals and salts.

Tel. +39 0836 944070


A Love&Peace Tour in Salento Hotel

A Love&Peace Tour in Salento

A new opportunity for our guests, perfect match to enjoy the vacation and discover the region. We do organize upon request road excursions on a classic T2 9 seats VW minivan. Driver is included. Try the Happy Hour or Maldive Beach Tour!


Ayurvetic Massages by the Terraces Hotel

Ayurvetic Massages by the Terraces

A Special Offer to be enjoyed in late afternoons in the terraces, garden or your suite. A trained practitioner is available to help you untie from any tension. You only have to pick a time of your convenience to be agreed with her.


Ristorante L'Incanto by Il Ciolo Hotel

Ristorante L'Incanto by Il Ciolo

On the way to S.Maria di Leuca, a restourant with a fantastic view and a spectacular meal overlooking the sea, just above the cave of Ciolo, where the Adriatic encounters the Ionio Sea. Fish courses.

Tel. +39 0833 547270


Cantine Menhir  Hotel

Cantine Menhir

Ideal for a late afternoon wine tasting and some fresh samplings of local cuisine: classy, tasty and not to miss. Try the 0 wine, their first production. Delicious just as Quota 29, Fine, Calamuri e Novementi. Friendly staff. In Minervino

Tel. + 39 0836 818199


Trattoria Le Taiate Hotel

Trattoria Le Taiate

Stop in beautiful Porto Badisco while driving along the magnificent coastal road to Otranto for an unforgettable lunch/dinner, eating sea urchins pasta or by the dozen...before and after a dive in a crystal clear sea.

Tel. +39 0836 811625


Home made Pasta Lesson Hotel

Home made Pasta Lesson

Mrs. Catia, who is in charge of the care of the Guest House, is also a great cook! She is available upon request to teach you how to prepare homemade, typical and authentic pasta from Salento. (20 Euro per person).


Beach Bar Restaurant "Gli Archi" Hotel

Beach Bar Restaurant "Gli Archi"

On a crystalline sea, breathtaking view, on a relaxed atmosphere at Bagno Marino Archi, landmark for many tourists such as trusted gourmets that find a pleasant recreating offer. Very Charming also at night. In Santa Cesarea Terme.


Masseria Botanic Garden La Cutura Hotel

Masseria Botanic Garden La Cutura

This excellent restaurant is inside a typical local farm ("Masseria") which hosts also a large greenhouse where the owners are collecting several different types of cactus. Actually it's the largest in Europe. 15 minutes drive from home.

Tel. +39 0836 354164


Archeological Site in Vaste Hotel

Archeological Site in Vaste

Vaste di Poggiardo is a little jewel, postcard type of a Salento village with just 650 souls but in 600 BC was a messapic capital: remains are visible at the Museum by the "Piazza" and at the archaeological site, a 20 acres open-air museum


Salento Bike Tours...and food&wine tasting Hotel

Salento Bike Tours...and food&wine tasting

Salento Bici Tour offers day trips with historical/natural/culinary interest, using the network or small secondary roads criss-crossing the countryside. Find out which/when on http://www.salentobicitour.org -Cost 20-30 euros includes bikes

Tel. +39 328 3575920


Tessiture Calabrese Hotel

Tessiture Calabrese

It's a local weaving factory where all is locally designed and produced from pure cotton filaments: towels, pillows, dining sets, robes, lining, are beautiful and unique. Look among the specials. You can order and have it shipped home.

Tel. +39 833 531132


Your "local" expert Hotel

Your "local" expert

We offer you the extraordinary opportunity to choose your own 'Local Expert' by booking online your travelling experiences in Salento through TouranGO.it. You may for example partecipate to a olive harvest in a Masseria.