Exploring the local Area
Il Tabbachificio sits just 1km outside the little village of Diso, which itself is just inland from the charming seafront town of Castro with its evocative castle standing majestically on a rocky outcrop above the Adriatic coast of Salento. Both Diso and Castro boast a selection of restaurants, bars and shops, while the latter also has some good lidos and a lively summer atmosphere. Thanks to the cleanliness of its waters and the quality of its lidos, Castro Marina has been awarded a Blue Flag for the last few years. Heading north or south from Castro along the spectacular coast road, you will pass through charming fishing towns and above rocky coves. To the north, about 20km away, is the gorgeous town of Otranto, while to the south, you will soon come to the charming resort town of Leuca, home to beautiful Liberty villas from the early 20th century, a sanctuary to the Virgin Mary, a glamorous marina and an imposing lighthouse, signalling your arrival at the very heel of the Italian boot! Also within easy reach, and highly recommended, is the beautiful baroque town of Lecce (45 minutes' drive) and the historic island town of Gallipoli (50 minutes's drive). Then there's the myriad of sleepy historic villages that dot the Salento, many of which are worth a visit.
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