Hotels to remember: Nardò

Patria Palace

Lecce

From € 89.00

Masseria Relais Santa Teresa

Sannicola

From € 116.00

Grand Hotel L'Approdo

Santa Maria di Leuca

Palazzo Ducale Venturi

Minervino di Lecce

Palazzo De Castro

Squinzano

From € 70.00

Tenuta Centoporte

Giurdignano

La Macchiola

Spongano

From € 160.00

Palazzo Guglielmo

Vignacastrisi

From € 120.00

Furnirussi Tenuta Hotel

Serrano di Carpignano Salentino

Travel ideas

Nardò: introduction

Nardò Hotel

An ancient town with an artistic heritage of incalculable worth, Nardò is home to some of the finest examples of Puglian Baroque architecture.

In the heart of Salento, and just a few kilometers away from the Ionian sea, this part of Puglia has been inhabited since pre-historic times. The town was founded around about the 8th century B.C. by the Messapic population who gave it the name of Nerito (from the Greek "Nar", or water).

The Romans were particularly enamoured by Nardò and they made sure their important Via Traiana road passed by here. In the 16th century the Aragons built the town's castle, but it was Giovanni Maria Tarantino, undisputed genius of the Barocco Leccese, the man responsible for the architectural masterpieces which today attract thousands of tourists to Nardò each year, including the splendid Church of San Domenico.

The most spectacular of Nardò's sites has to be the Piazza Salandra, one of the most beautiful squares in the whole of Italy, complete with ornate 18th century column dedicated to the Immaculate Conception at its center. Here the façades of the churches and palazzi appear as if chiselled by master goldsmiths.

Nardò: suggestions from the hotels

Marilisa Duggento

(Responsabile Marketing)

Masseria Le Fabriche

4 Star Hotels

This area of the Ionian coast of Salento, has all the typical features of Pure Puglia: clear sea, wild nature, centuries old culture, excellent wine and food, peacefulness and relax. (Masseria Le Fabriche) →

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) →

IONIAN TRAVEL

(Responsabile Commerciale)

Masseria Relais Santa Teresa

4 Star Hotels

IONIAN TRAVEL

Springtime in Salento allows you to enjoy mild temperatures. It's possible to take long walks or bike through the olive groves and taste the typical traditional sweets, such as "zeppole of St. Joseph." (Masseria Relais Santa Teresa) →

Nardò: places to see in the area