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Torre Colimena Beach

A site in the Salento region of Puglia

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A memorable pit stop: Torre Colimena beach. Cherished by locals, this is an unassuming spot of coastal discovery north of Porto Cesareo, along the Ionian Sea. As part of an extended natural reserve with dunes (Dune Costiere) , it is a saltwater area situated on salt mines. Dip out from here into the Ionian sea to swim you may or stick around on land for Salentian serenity.

Torre Colimena keeps guard of the coast. It is one of many towers dotted along the northern sea side, due south of the city of Taranto. Legend says that the towers "talk" to each other. No watchman guards these parts nowadays but back in the 15th century, the tower was a command central for local soldiers communicating to sister towers during attacks of the Ottoman Empire.

The landscape here is ordinary. It is a low reef area with a number of prickly pear plants and sandy beaches.

Speaking of "Sandy" , I recall a fond memory on my visit.
An unruly yet sweet pup came chasing me and my friend Giuseppe down the road along the afternoon. We named (her?)
Sandy, the dog for her amber color.

Don't be surprised: a loose pup like Sandy may chase you down and seek some spoiling attention.


Best thing here: Most likely , you can have this place to yourself.

Posted by Marinarena 15:57 Archived in Italy Tagged coast nature coastal torre puglia salento nature_reserve puglia_coast colimena beacj Comments (0)

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