1. Italy
  2. Apulia
  3. Lecce
  4. Nature reserve Salina dei Monaci

Lecce: Private Salina dei Monaci and Manduria Day Trip

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Enjoy a day trip in the south of Puglia as you travel along the Ionian seaside. Your extraordinary coastal itinerary is combined with a trip to the Museum of Primitive Wine and a local winery, with tastings included.
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Duration: 1 day
Starting time 9:00 AM
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  • Depart from Lecce for the day
  • Visit the Salina dei Monaci Park
  • Admire the park's landscape and animals
  • Visit the Primitivo Wine Museum
Full description
After meeting your driver in the center of Lecce, depart towards the Salina dei Monaci Nature Reserve. It is a protected natural area located along the Ionia Coast next to Manduria, in the province of Taranto.

Your guide accompanies you on an extraordinary coastal itinerary which features an incredible succession of breathtaking views. A few steps from the sea, a dune covered with Mediterranean scrubs separates the beach from the Salina dei Monaci, an ancient salt pan of which some structures for storing salt and a small place of worship remain visible. Travel through the wetland, where it is possible to see flocks of pink flamingos, before eventually arriving to the coastal tower of Torre Colimena, a defensive bulwark of the Aragonese Age.

Once done exploring the reserve, depart towards Manduria's city center to visit the Museum of Primitive Wine Civilization for a cultural re-enactment of the peasant world. Discover what the life of a peasant family was like in ancient times, as well as how wine was produced. Finally, visit a winery located in a typical Masseria. Your winery tour is followed by a tasting of 4 local wines, before you return back to Lecce.
  • Full-day transfer by minivan
  • Guide
  • Visit to the Museum of Primitive Wine Civilization
  • Visit to a winery, including wine tastings
What’s Not Included
  • Meals
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Please meet at Caffè Alvino, Piazza Sant'Oronzo, 30, 73100 Lecce.

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What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• This tour is ideal for families, couples, or small groups
• This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility

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Product ID: 378144