0049 941 / 56 76 460

Santa Maria di Leuca: Holiday homes, apartments & hotels

The coastal town of Santa Maria di Leuca is located "finibus terrae", in English: at the end of the land/earth. That might not quite apply to our present-day view of the world, but nevertheless, Santa Maria di Leuca is the south-eastern most point of Italy.

 

Santa Maria di Leuca: Holiday homes, apartments & hotels

The coastal town of Santa Maria di Leuca is located "finibus terrae", in English: at the end of the land/earth. That might not quite apply to our present-day view of the world, but nevertheless, Santa Maria di Leuca is the south-eastern most point of Italy.

Holidays in Santa Maria di Leuca between the Adriatic and Ionian Seas

Here, at Capo Santa Maria di Leuca, where the Adriatic and Ionian Seas meet, the Italians choose their beach according to where the winds blow from – now on the one side, now on the other.

Between beach and stately villas

Bathing cabins made of brick and dating back to between the 19th and 20th centuries prove that 'cultivated' bathing holidays have got a long tradition here.

At the time, rich city dwellers had decorative houses built at the seaside for their summer retreat. Even today, the oriental-fanciful art nouveau villas are ornaments to the town, giving it its individual flair.

Aeneas and Saint Peter

Santa Maria di Leuca is a place truly rich in history: according to legend, it was in this area that Aeneas, the founding father of the Roman people, set foot on land. And Saint Peter is said to have started on his missionary work in Italy from here.

Witness to the settlement of the place since the 13th century BC is borne by the remains of a fortified village of huts which have been excavated near the “Faro”, the lighthouse.

Santa Maria di Leuca owes its name to the late Baroque basilica of the same name, which was erected on the site of a former temple consecrated to Minerva.

Marina di Pescoluse and the "Maldives of the Salento"

Only about 10 km north of Santa Maria di Leuca and the impressive steep and rocky coast there, lie the "Maldives of the Salento" at Marina di Pescoluse. The fine and gently sloping sandy beaches on the Ionian Sea do remind you of the holiday paradise in the Indian Ocean.

In July and August, in particular, this coastal section is very popular above all with vacationers from Italy. The normally rather tranquil coastal town is then roused from its slumber and turns into a lively and colorful holiday resort at the seaside.

 Location

 

 Accommodations

Our accommodations at Santa Maria di Leuca

Casa Finis Terrae
Maximum occupancy of the accommodationmax. 6 pers.
Distance to the sea10 m
Distance to the nearest shopping facilities1,5 km
Distance to the town centre1,5 km
Price range550-1.680 Euro
» Details
Casa Pescoluse
Maximum occupancy of the accommodationmax. 4 pers.
Distance to the sea50 m
Distance to the nearest shopping facilities100 m
Distance to the town centrein the town
Price range530-1.510 Euro
 
» Details
Hotel Rizieri
Maximum occupancy of the accommodationmax. 2 pers.
Distance to the sea50 m
Distance to the nearest shopping facilities400 m
Distance to the town centrein the town
Price rangefrom 35 Euro/day
» Details
Villino al Faro
Maximum occupancy of the accommodationmax. 4 pers.
Distance to the sea10 m
Distance to the nearest shopping facilities1,5 km
Distance to the town centre1,5 km
Price range550-1.680 Euro
 
» Details