A protected nature and marine reserve with a stunning, long sandy beach and shallow water that makes an attractive escape from more developed beach resorts. There are plenty of opportunities to observe rare plant and animal species.
Torre Guaceto is about 30 mins by car from Trulli Talily but be prepared to walk some distance to find your perfect patch of sand. There is a small snack bar that serves drinks but being a nature reserve there are no bars or restaurants so most people take a cool box.
For centuries it was a strategic provenience, colonized, invaded and conquered by just about every major power of the day…
Places to visit
Local days out at a zoo safari, the deep caves of Castellana Grotte, pre-historic cave settlements or a local town with ceramic and pottery shops.