If you chose Acaya to play golf in Puglia, do not miss a chance to discover the wonders of Salento, among beautiful beaches and sea coves where a regenerating swim is always at hand across several enchanting locations.
While in Acaya, visit its charming castle, valued as one of the best examples of defensive Renaissance architecture in Terra d’Otranto. The Salento capital Lecce is a true Baroque gem with its churches and historical buildings. Lecce’s Duomo is the centerpiece of its picturesque piazza; the Santa Croce basilica sports an extraordinary façade; while strolling around, taste typical “rustico” rolls or a “pasticciotto” pastry in wonderful Piazza Sant’Oronzo, where the famous Roman amphitheater is located. Do not miss the stately Castle of Charles V, hosting diverse exhibitions all year round.
If you are a passionate nature enthusiast, a few kilometers away there is the Cesine WWF oasis just across the seacoast, and a little north the Rauccio park and protected area, with a rich biodiversity and a wide offer of outdoor activities.
Further south there is Otranto: its millenary castle hosts several exhibitions and the nearby Cathedral is world renowned for its huge Byzantine mosaic paving the whole central nave.