The 10 Best Things to Do in Santa Maria di Leuca, Italy

August 14, 2017 Hector Krause

Discover the best top things to do in Santa Maria di Leuca, Italy including Grotta del Soffio, Tre Porte Caves, Fiordo del Ciolo, Basilica Santuario di Santa Maria de Finibus Terrae, Faro di Leuca, Ville Di Santa Maria Di Leuca, Punta Ristola, Parrocchia Cristo Re Leuca, Grotta del Lago, Scalinata Monumentale.
Restaurants in Santa Maria di Leuca

1. Grotta del Soffio

Via Doppia Croce, 73040 Santa Maria di Leuca, Castrignano del Capo, Italy
Excellent
84%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 336 reviews

Grotta del Soffio

Reviewed By LepoLepoLepo - Pisa, Italy

You have to take one of the small boats from the port to visit this cave and the nearby caves (you cannot go by yourself unless you are a trained sailor man/woman).
Don't be scared: to visit this particular cave you have to freedive briefly. It's just a second and anyone can do it!

2. Tre Porte Caves

Carignano del Capo, Santa Maria di Leuca, Castrignano del Capo, Italy +39 338 307 9911
Excellent
73%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 160 reviews

Tre Porte Caves

Reviewed By Alex F - Siena, Italy

The southernmost part of Puglia is astonishing due to its caves and cliffs. Swimming or boating are the best ways to get in the caves and to be captured by their beauty.

3. Fiordo del Ciolo

Litoranea Gagliano del Capo - Santa Maria di Leuca, Gagliano del Capo Santa Maria di Leuca, Castrignano del Capo, Italy +39 0833 547270
Excellent
67%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 651 reviews

Fiordo del Ciolo

Reviewed By ContadinoDiVino - San Lorenzo in Bibbiano

We stopped here for a coffee on a cycle tour but we had not realised the wonderful scenery on offer. With stepps giving access to the water level on both sides of the ravine there are wonderful photo opportunities. There is also a cliff walk for those with a head for heights. We did not use the restaurant but as settings go this would be hard to beat.

4. Basilica Santuario di Santa Maria de Finibus Terrae

Piazza Giovanni XXIII, 73040 Santa Maria di Leuca, Castrignano del Capo, Italy +39 0833 758636
Excellent
61%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 369 reviews

Basilica Santuario di Santa Maria de Finibus Terrae

Reviewed By Mike K - Phoenix, Arizona

This is the place where you finally run of land. Leucca is where the Adriatic and Mediterranean meet. The vantage point from the church and lighthouse punctuates the coastline receding in both directions. No, there is no dividing line, only the vast expanse of the sea. For us, it marks the end of our grand tour.

5. Faro di Leuca

Piazza Santuario SNC, 73040 Santa Maria di Leuca, Castrignano del Capo, Italy
Excellent
44%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 157 reviews

Faro di Leuca

Reviewed By rodneycs - Linz, Austria

The lighthouse is behind a high fence and barbed wire at the tip of the heel of Italy's boot. There is a nice view from either side ofv the fence surrounding the lighthouse.

6. Ville Di Santa Maria Di Leuca

Lungomare Colombo, 73040 Santa Maria di Leuca, Castrignano del Capo, Italy +39 320 094 5475
Excellent
40%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 174 reviews

Ville Di Santa Maria Di Leuca

Reviewed By YTCHENG - Hong Kong, China

Famous for the iconic lighthouse with its height of 47 metres high and position at 102 metres above sea level, it is the second most important lighthouse in Italy after Genova. Next to the light house is the large Santuary (Basilica) and the De Finibus Terrae (End of the Land) built to commemorate the passage of St. Peter here during his travel to Italy. Furthermore, if you have sufficient time in the area, you can take a boatride along the rocky coast to explore the beautiful caved coastline in Santa Maria di leuca. there are also quite a number of nice seafood restaurants at the foothill which are recommended for tourists after their visits/excursions.

7. Punta Ristola

Santa Maria di Leuca, Castrignano del Capo, Italy
Excellent
51%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 95 reviews

Punta Ristola

Reviewed By Anthony B - Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

A bit of scrubland, a partial fence, large flag pole with the Italian tricolore, a bronze statue of Padre Pio (he of the stigmata if you believe that sort of thing), rocky outcrop. 15 mins is more than enough. Given what else Puglia has to offer, only go if you are time rich. Or not.

8. Parrocchia Cristo Re Leuca

Piazza Redentore 8, 73040 Santa Maria di Leuca, Castrignano del Capo, Italy +39 0833 758035
Excellent
40%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 96 reviews

Parrocchia Cristo Re Leuca

Reviewed By domnitarugina - Bucharest, Romania

Nice church, on the narrow streets of Santa Maria di Leuca. Worth a visit. We entered the church at 9 pm, was dark outside, the church was empty, very nice feeling. :)

9. Grotta del Lago

Mare tra il Ciolo e Santa Maria di Leuca, Santa Maria di Leuca, Castrignano del Capo, Italy
Excellent
83%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
0%
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 41 reviews

Grotta del Lago

Reviewed By piriot - Stresa, Italy

We went out to the sea for 1,5 hours, expected the boat trip to be maybe 1 hour, it was just 12 euros per person, just loved it. The company was called Byron Sea Boat Club, www.byronsea.it worth the money, the caves were beautiful and the afternoon fantastic, the boat ride just great.

10. Scalinata Monumentale

73040 Santa Maria di Leuca, Castrignano del Capo, Italy
Excellent
56%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
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4.5 based on 47 reviews

Scalinata Monumentale

Reviewed By Gabriele S - Rome, Italy

Vista perché attirati dall'indicazione di cascata monumentale: una bella vista con un buon gioco di vie che quando cade l'acqua porta a giochi d'acqua. Si può salire per avere una vista migliore

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