Porto Selvaggio Natural Park
Don’t miss to visit this park if you come to Salento.
Extended in an area of over 500 hectares in the territory of Nardò, the Regional Nature Park of Porto Selvaggio, was established in a sea area affected by various reforestation interventions started in the 1950s.
The landscape is characterized by the presence of a dense pine forest inserted in the beautiful setting of the Ionian Sea.
You leave your car on the road in the various access points and through a long but pleasant walk in the pine forest you get to the stunning sea.
Alternatively, there is also a small train-bus for a few euros brings you directly to the coast.
The trails are well marked and the park is well-groomed but, especially in August, avoid the busiest bays and choose some places more uncomfortable but quieter: you can make beautiful solitary dunes from the cliff and admire a fish-backwater.
I would also like to wait until the sun begins to set, by creating a magic atmosphere.