The Gallipoli “scapece”, where to eat it in Salento? Typical restaurants near Gallipoli

The scapece is a specialty made up of fish of particular species, fried, layered with breadcrumbs in special tubs and marinated with vinegar colored with saffron. The fish traditionally used for this preparation are the zerro, locally called pupiddhru, the garizzo, distinguished on the basis of sex in mascularu and fimmineddhra, the small boghe and the silversides, locally called minoscia.

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Cozze piccinne allu rienu- traditional salentine poor dish-

The “cozze piccinne allu rienu” is an archaic as well as very poor dish consisting of the small terrestrial snails of the Pisan Euparipha species, simply boiled, salted and flavored with oregano.

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Visit Acquarica Del Capo

Acquarica del Capo is a small town in the area of Santa Maria di Leuca, from which it is 15km away and is located 8km from the Ionian coast (the closest beaches are those of Torre Mozza and Lido Marini), and about 15km from the coast. adriatica (nearest sea on the east side, marina di Novaglie). "A locanda Tù Marchese" in Matino is 23km away. The civic emblem of Acquarica Del Capo is a golden fountain from which a long gush of water rises, probably it was a symbol representing the aboundance of water in the territory.

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Merangianata te Santu Ronzu

The aubergine of Santu Ronzu or merangianata te Santu Ronzu is a kind of pie made with fried aubergines, variously stuffed, sprinkled with tomato sauce and baked in the oven.

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From Matino to Santa Maria di Leuca by bicycle: it can be done!

From Matino to Santa Maria di Leuca by bicycle: it can be done! The Acquedotto Cycle Route is an extraordinary itinerary between history and nature of about 500 kilometers from

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Are you ready to ride in a wild land in Italy? What about Salento? Our B&B with bikeroom welcomes you! A special promotion for who want go cycling in south-Italy and try some workshop: homemade traditional pasta, pizzica pizzica dance and ricotta cheese.Contact us.

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Coastal Towers route in north of Gallipoli by bike

So outstretched towards the sea, so exposed to the dominations, so fought for its geographical position, but at the same time welcoming and open to new cultures, the Salento peninsula has always had to deal with the numerous assailants. By cycling in some cities of Salento, you will be amazed by the mighty messapic walls and the great number of coastal towers scattered along the coast but also inland as part of the structural complex called "masseria"

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Food and wine route by bike:The places of the flavors of Salento

Everyone who would like to try this cycling-gastronomic route of the Salento can choose whether to travel independently or guided, and to stop only in some of the places we propose.... 

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Walking to Torre Colimena and the flamingo of the monk’s saltpan

Torre Colimena, near Manduria, is 60km far from “A Locanda Tù Marchese” historical B&B and family typical restaurant in Matino. We with our guide organize a bus to go to Torre Colimena and a trekking route there.

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Excursion in south Serre  Salentine:taste and pasta workshop

Salento is an extremely varied land, its beaches, its culinary tastes are known, but the hinterland is all to be discovered. And what we would like to do is a tour in the south south of Matino, in the heart of Serrre Salentine.

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