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About Nardò

Nardò is a town and commune located in the southern Italian province of Lecce. Travelers love Nardò for its location off the beaten path during peak tourist season. Lecce is known as the “Florence of the South,” but the stunning Baroque architecture is just one of its many draws. Take a look through our Nardò vacation rentals to see just what makes this area so alluring.

Where is Nardò, Lecce?

Lecce is located on the “heel” of Italy’s “boot,” bordered by the Adriatic and Ionian Seas. This means that there are miles of gorgeous coastline to explore, with beaches, white cliffs, and grottos. The town of Nardò is adjacent to Porto Selvaggio Natural Park and an hour and 45 minutes from Bari, a bright beach town full of activity.

Things to do in Nardò, Lecce

You’ll find our Nardò apartment rentals tucked along the labyrinthine streets. The area is best explored on foot, allowing you to discover hidden gems for a truly authentic experience. Slow down as you meander through the streets, pausing for gelato or to admire the ornate churches and cathedrals.

Nardò is known for its red and rose wines—take advantage of this with a glass (or two) as you sit and admire the Piazza Antonio Salandra with its ornate 18th century column. Perhaps the most unique architectural wonder of Lecce is the magnificent Basilica di Santa Croce, only a 30 minute drive from Nardò. As it was built over multiple centuries, a number of architectural styles and motifs combine to create its ornate appearance.

If you’re hoping to stay a little closer to home, our Nardò vacation rentals are perfectly located for a day of exploring along the coast. Beach access abounds, as do picturesque grottos such as Grotta Gaia in the Porto Selvaggio Natural Park. Swim or wade through the gorgeous blue-green waters into these caves for a one-of-a-kind experience. You can also make the two-hour trip to Bari, where colorful stucco buildings perch on cliff’s edges above emerald waters.

Skip the crowds on your next holiday. Experience authentic Italy with one of our Nardò vacation rentals.