Buy the day’s catch from across the square, carry it home with a local wine, and eat al fresco. Down a flower-filled alley behind the Church of San Lorenzo are two immaculate retreats. The apartment below has a stone vaulted ceiling and a verdant patio. The one above, an extra sofa bed and a pretty little terrace. What sweeter spot to spend a holiday?
Thanks to the owners who live next door, each is perfectly kitted out – from beach towels to cool bag to well-stocked larder. Each apartment is ideal for a couple, and if you take the apartment upstairs, you can come as three.
There’s a smattering of shops and restaurants in this small white town, midway between the coasts. From Gallipoli in the west (30km) to Otranto in the east, you can swim in the sea until September. Don’t miss little Punta della Suin, its turquoise waters and its gorgeous sands.