The stunning spectrum of colour synonymous with Porto Cesareo and its captivating coastline, whose shimmering white sands tumble into the iridescent sparkle of the translucent sea. The town boasts some of Europe’s best beaches, and the clarity of the water means it is an ideal place in which to dive and explore the fascinating flora and fauna of the depths. Roman relics decorated the town and much of the architecture exudes a brilliantly Brazilian air, creating an impressive backdrop to the blissful bays and beaches of the area.
Immerse yourself in the sea’s subterranean depths at one of the city’s most dazzling diving spots. Vie del Mediterraneo is a protected and prestigious place in which exhilarating excursions can be enjoyed; board a boat on the way to the underwater Greek columns, whose imposing beauty can be enjoyed beneath the water. Slalom amongst coral reefs while glittering fish dart beneath you for a truly magical experience of nature.
One of the city’s most iconic landmarks is undoubtedly the Roman Watchtower that reigns resplendently over the glittering harbour. The stolid sandstone of the structure provides a rich reminder of the city’s turbulent past, in which it was subject to a number of attacks by the Saracens.
Feast upon a perfect harbour view while enjoying sublime seafood specialities at the critically acclaimed Cosimino Restaurant. The incredible quality and classic cuisine of this refined restaurants allures devout diners on epicurean pilgrimages; waiters tempt and tantalise visitors with offerings from the fresh seafood trolley, from which diners can select which fish they’d like to be perfectly cooked and accompanied by sublime sides. (Via Cosimo Albano 16, 73010, Italy)