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Geographically known as the southern hill of the Italian boot, Salento is a sunny peninsula, 45 Km wide surrounded by a crystal clear sea. The Greek poet Homer defines Puglia as a place of “eternal spring” due to its warm and welcoming weather conditions.

Salento has been known since 800 B.C. as Messapia - a land between two seas, the Ionian and the Adriatic. During the Roman age, Salento was a very important centre for viticulture, nicknamed the “wine cellar of the empire” as its wines had an exceptional reputation.


Surrounded by the sea and having long periods of warm and sunny weather, Salento is a very fertile and rich land. Thanks to its generous Mediterranean climate and the rich soil, Salento is a fantastic place for growing all types of fruits and vegetables and of course grapes are no exception.

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