A visit to the Church of Santa Maria di Cerrate is something not to be missed. This old church is located in the isolated countryside between Casalabate and Surbo, among vineyards and centuries old twisted olive trees. It’s one of the best examples of Ramanic architecture in Puglia, dating back to the 12th century. The inside is frescoed with beautiful byzantine paintings.
Puglia, and the Salento in particular, have long been a favourite holiday destination for Italians who flock down from the north of Italy to the Salento peninsula that sits between the Adriatic and the Ionian seas. It is now becoming one of the favourite Italian destinations for visitors from all over the world but still remains unspoilt. Here you will find something for everyone, from sandy beaches, crystal clear seas, rocky coves and grottos to the fantastic historic cities and the fascinating tiny villages. From May to September the weather is good …. blue skies and sunshine are almost guaranteed!