HISTORY

In the municipality of Morciano di Leuca, in the locality of the same name, Torre Vado rises less than 10 meters from the sea and at an altitude of 5 meters. The coastal watchtower was built in the 16th century by Charles V to defend the Salento area from invasions by Saracen pirates. With the dismantling of the coastal towers around 1846 at the behest of Ferdinand II, King of the two Sicilies, the tower became a customs control station and in 1935 it was restored and still remains privately owned.

ART AND CULTURE

The scent of the sea, the colors of the sky and sunsets, the typical cuisine, the art make Torre Vado one of the most popular tourist destinations in all of Salento. Its strategic position allows tourists to explore the beauties of Salento: Santa Maria di Leuca, Pescoluse, Maldives of Salento, Gallipoli, Otranto. During the summer months a series of food and wine and naturalistic events begin with popular music, the pizzica. Many evenings of parties, festivals to enjoy in the best way the summer with the sea and the beauties of Salento.

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