Porto Cesareo

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Porto Cesareo featuring general coastal views and a beach

Gaze up at the imposing medieval watch towers that rise above the shoreline. Relax on pristine sandy bays.

Stunning beaches with blue-green water line the picturesque coast of Porto Cesareo. Majestic vestiges from medieval times add a rustic flair to the scenery, providing a cultured vacation in addition to the sun and sea. Enjoy its vast lagoon surrounded by hotels and restaurants.

The region’s highlight is the Torre Lapillo Beach, featuring white sand and pleasant water. Compared to other regional beaches, Toree Lapillo is relatively unknown and so draws fewer crowds. Walk into the shallow water for some distance before it reaches knee height.

Differentiating this bay from the commune’s many other striking bays is the Lapillo Tower built in the 1500s. Marvel at the structure that stands tall over the beach. Climb the steps to reach the top for excellent views. Its design includes three arches beneath the steps.

Another of the commune’s top sandy stretches is Punta Prosciutto Beach. Walk along the beach to discover the family-oriented area and a wilder section at the other end. Discover the other towers of the region, including Torre Cesarea and the ruins of Torre Castiglione.

Set up a tent at one of the area campsites to be closer to the region’s scenic nature. Many fishmongers and restaurants serving fresh fish are popular in the commune.

Avoid the crowds in May and September. Visit between those months for the hottest weather. Winters are fairly mild, not too cold for a relaxed stroll.

Porto Cesareo is in the Puglia region on the Salento Peninsula sticking out of Italy’s base. It lies on the west coast, around a 20-minute drive northwest of Nardò. Arrive at Brindisi-Salento Airport and travel south for 41 miles (66 kilometers) to reach the commune.

With countless unspoiled sandy havens, it is no surprise Porto Cesareo is known as the Maldives of Italy.

Hotel Isola Lo Scoglio
Hotel Isola Lo Scoglio
3 out of 5
Piazza Nazario Sauro SNC, Porto Cesareo, Lecce, 73010
The price is €84 per night from 29 May to 30 May
Stay at this 3-star beach hotel in Porto Cesareo. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Popular attractions Spiaggia di Porto Cesareo and Pietro Parenzan ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (6 reviews)
Bon hôtel
"Superbe emplacement, cette hôtel devait être magnifique il y a qques années. Cela reste sympa pour un séjour"

Reviewed on 11 Sep 2021

Hotel Isola Lo Scoglio
Le Dune Suite Hotel
Le Dune Suite Hotel
4 out of 5
Strada Dei Bacini 72, Porto Cesareo, Lecce, 73010
The price is €264 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Porto Cesareo. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in their reviews. ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (19 reviews)
"Great beach and hotel. Half board deal was great. Really nice dinner every day."

Reviewed on 1 Jul 2020

Le Dune Suite Hotel
Conchiglia Azzurra
Conchiglia Azzurra
4 out of 5
Strada Dei Bacini 1, Porto Cesareo, LE, 73010
The price is €94 per night from 31 May to 1 Jun
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Porto Cesareo. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and a private beach. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
3.6/5 Good! (59 reviews)
"We stayed here early August 2019. We had two rooms, one for myself and wife and the other for our two teenage kids. The hotel is definitely a bit dated. Rooms were dark with not a lot of natural light coming in. And we were a little surprised to find that the main hotel was across the street from ..."

Reviewed on 18 Aug 2019

Conchiglia Azzurra
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Residence Tabù
Residence Tabù
Via Dei Bacini - Scala Di Furno, Porto Cesareo, Lecce, 73010
Stay at this apartment in Porto Cesareo. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a terrace. Popular attractions Scala di Furno Beach and Torre Chianca Beach are located ...
2.5/5 (2 reviews)
Un posto meraviglioso, peccato x la struttura 👎
"Monolocale pieno di umidità , nella prenotazione c’era letto matrimoniale invece nella struttura era una cameretta a ponte con due letti uniti insieme, pulizia 😱non ne parliamo in compenso il pedonale dell’accoglie molto gentile e disponibile. Basterebbe poco per avere una struttura adeguata alla ..."

Reviewed on 1 Sep 2019

Residence Tabù
Versomare
Versomare
Via Garibaldi, 150, Porto Cesareo, LE, 73010
Stay at this apartment in Porto Cesareo. Enjoy free WiFi, laundry facilities and a balcony. Popular attractions Spiaggia di Porto Cesareo and Pietro Parenzan ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Appartamento confortevole in un’ottima location
"Appartamento accogliente dotato di ogni comfort. Il climatizzatore ci ha consentito di dormire freschi nelle notti più calde. Location molto comoda soprattutto per uscire la sera. Ci ha accolto Giovanni che è stato gentilissimo e disponibilissimo a rispondere ad ogni nostro dubbio! Consigliatissimo! ..."

Reviewed on 11 Sep 2019

Versomare
Villa Fortunato
Villa Fortunato
Via Garibaldi, 231, Porto Cesareo, Lecce, 73010
Stay at this villa in Porto Cesareo. Enjoy free parking, an outdoor pool and a terrace. Our guests praise the pool and the spacious rooms in their reviews. Popular ...
4/5 Very Good! (1 review)
Fantastic stay in a lovely property.
"A lovely property, close/walkable to the town but just far enough away from the hustle & bustle. An amazing swimming pool and well looked after grounds. The property has lovely large rooms however the kitchenette is small but has all the necessary kitchen utensils provided. The property is in excellent ..."

Reviewed on 25 Aug 2019

Villa Fortunato
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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