Torre Vado: crystal clear waters and shallow waters

A few minutes from Santa Maria di Leuca, on the Ionian coast of Salento, Torre Vado takes its name from the watchtower of the same name.

Crystal clear waters, shallow waters and large spaces for walking; to access the sea, dry stone walls divide the beach from the red earth terrain via paths that lead to the sea through the vegetation.

A low and easily accessible coast runs along the seafront for about 1 km, until reaching cold pools of spring water, Le Sorgenti. The latter represent a “place of memory” as they were used in the past by local people to refresh themselves after a day of work.

Main attraction for residents and tourists where here they can take invigorating baths and the possibility of catching different species of fish. Furthermore, you can admire various species of water birds and even swans in the winter months.

A small marina hosts moorings for small boats that can be rented for those wishing to take boat trip, as well as a sports facility. The beautiful tourist port is the scene of numerous festivals and musical evenings.

Torre Vado
Torre Vado ©

How to get to Torre Vado

By plane:

  • Brindisi airport 125km
  • Bari airport 250km

On the train:

To get to Torre Vado by train there are various alternatives:

  • From Lecce station, take a regional train to Salve-Ruggiano and from there continue with local connections.
  • From Lecce station take the green line of the excellent Salento bus service
  • From Lecce station or any other place, use the rental service with driver which will take you directly to your destination.

By car:

  • From Brindisi: SS613 direction Lecce. Before arriving in Lecce, take the SS694 Tangenziale Ovest junction, after a few km take the SS101 junction for Gallipoli. Continue on this road which from Gallipoli onwards becomes SS274 towards Santa Maria di Leuca, take the exit for Torre Vado.
  • From Bari: SS16 towards Brindisi and continue to Lecce without ever changing direction once you reach the SS613 follow the directions above.
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