Are you still deciding where to spend your summer holidays? Italy offers many exclusive places and breathtaking views that will catch many likes from your friends. And not only: gastronomic specialities and regional Italian food are good reasons for choosing the Bel Paese. Here are some of the Italian summer destinations that are worth visiting not only for the richness of their culture but also for their culinary traditions.
We are in the heel of Italy, in the most southern part of the peninsula. Among the most visited and fashionable cities is the capital of the region, Lecce, white Otranto and its Bay of the Turks, while Gallipoli, Leuca and Porto Cesareo make the best spots for nightlife lovers.
Regarding the culinary specialities of the place, you can’t miss the regional street food, such as Salento’s Puccia, a kind of sandwich stuffed with salami and cheese, and the Rustico, a salty pie of pasta with balsamic vinegar, tomato and mozzarella.
If you choose to dine at the restaurant you can order all kinds of fish, but also the friselle, a softened bread, soaked in water and then seasoned with tomatoes, oil and oregano. For true gourmands, Salento also offers excellent cakes such as pasticciotto leccese, fruttone and almond pies.
If you’re in Gallipoli and want to mix street food art and genuine ingredients, stop at Scafùd. Here you’ll find bruschetta and frise with customised stuffings, along with artisanal beers. A place where quality comes together with quantity; in fact, the very names comes from ancient dialect Skafuddhèo, literally “eat very very much”.
Via Antonietta De Pace, 65, 73014, Gallipoli, Itay
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