Santa Maria di Leuca, Italy
A panoramic drive along the Adriatic coast takes one to the picturesque little town of Santa Maria di Leuca, which is at the southernmost tip of the Salento peninsula, in Italy. Salento is touched by two seas – the Adriatic Sea on the right and Ionian Sea on the left. Both coasts are very different. There are many caves on the coastline and innumerable creeks. At Santa Maria di Leuca, the basilica and lighthouse are the two most important edifices. The region is also home to the enigmatic pizzica and tarantella folk dance forms. There are many fascinating new experiences awaiting visitors in this part of Italy.