Discover Santa Maria di Leuca

A few steps from Masseria Palane, we discover Santa Maria di Leuca which is the most extreme point of the heel of Italy and is a small jewel overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and allows itself to be embraced by its waters that make it unique and fascinating. The crystalline sea, its whiteness, the colorful nineteenth-century villas, its imposing lighthouse and the Sanctuary of Santa Maria De Finibus Terrae all contribute to make this place precious and unique. In particular, the Sanctuary of Santa Maria De Finibus Terrae, recalls the passage of St. Peter, who, traveling to Rome, seems to have made a stop here. In 1990 the Sanctuary was elected to the minor basilica and since then the devotion towards the Madonna de Finibus Terrae has been increasing, so much so that today it is the destination of many pilgrims from all over the world. To visit the beautiful caves of the Ionic and Adriatic coast through organized boat tours. Do not miss, going up the coast a few kilometers further up, towards the Adriatic side, the Ciolo, a very high rocky fjord that reaches 20 meters in height. A natural spectacle, and not only … the most daring climbs the rocks from the sea to dive into the water below.