Traveling on the Apulian Adriatic coastline, a few km from Lecce city, you’ll reach the marine area of Torre dell’Orso and the most famous Two Sisters Beach | ita: Spiaggia delle Due Sorelle.
This marine area is very fascinating. Reachable walking through a little Mediterranean Maquis forest, under the cliffs there’s a sandy beach 800 meters long.
The tale of the Sisters
The tale says that once upon a time, two young sisters were living in the Salento area. They were very hard workers, and they had never seen the magnificence of the sea.
One day, to counteract the hot summer, they went toward the seaside for the first time. Well, they were so much fascinated by the amazing view they got there that the younger one dived from the cliff into the water. At that point, the eldest sister tried to save her, but it was too late.
They couldn’t get back to the shore. The Gods, looking at them: alone, desperate, and cute, decided to turn them into two beautiful rocky stacks in the middle of the sea.
A fisherman, while walking nearby, just saw two rocks rise from the sea. Since that day, the beach is known as Two Sisters Beach.
The tale is very magical but a bit sad, and once there, it’s really hard to don’t get emotional. Then, the clear seawater just completes the landscape.
The Two Sisters Beach| ita: Spiaggia delle Due Sorelle | is located in the marine area of Melendugno: Torre dell’Orso. For the sake of completeness, we have to say that also this name has got a charming little story.
In this case, the name Torre dell’Orso, which literally means Bear Tower, derives from the sighting tower by the sea. Then, on the cliff under the tower, there’s a rock shaped like a bear by the erosion.
One day trip
If you want to get a fantastic and cool experience traveling on the Adriatic coastline, start your trip having a good breakfast in Lecce.
We advise you to ask for a pasticiotto and a caffè leccese: you’ll love them from here to the moon and back!
Then, drive from Lecce to Roca Vecchia village, where the amazing Poetry Cave | ita: Grotta della Poesia | awaits you for a nice dive.
After that, run towards the Two Sisters Beach | ita: Spiaggia delle Due Sorelle | to get a relaxing swim into one of the most beautiful seas of Puglia.
In the end, reach Torre Sant’Andrea to admire the stunning view of The Sea Stacks of Sant’Andrea | ita: I Faraglioni di Sant’Andrea .
But if you have still time, don’t miss the weird landscape of the Bauxite Cave | ita: Cava di Bauxite | quite close to Otranto.
You can easily do this little itinerary on a one day trip. From the morning to the night on the southern Adriatic coastline of Puglia.
We did it and you find an article about our Road Trip in Salento on the blog!
Would you like to start your trip? Enjoy your One day trip to Salento!
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