A favorite spot at the beach: Bacino Grande in Porto Cesareo

best beach southern italyAbove: yes, it’s true. The water at Porto Cesareo is really that clear. It’s beautiful.

This Monday is Memorial Day and we know that some of you are about to head to Italy for your summer vacation.

We wanted to share these images and notes from Bacino Grande, one of our favorite beach resorts/restaurants in Lecce province, on the western coast of Puglia.

There are a number of great beach spots on both coasts of the Salento peninsula. But this is one of the few that offers full beach cabana services (beach chairs, umbrellas, snack bar, and a wonderful full-service restaurant on the water, with floor-to-ceiling windows that give you a great view of the sea).

seafood pasta recipeAbove: Paccheri ai Frutti di Mare were delicious when we visted Bacino Grande.

The water is warm and clear and even though the waiters can be a little grumpy, the food is superb, some of the best seafood in the province. And they have a fantastic wine list there, too.

We highly recommend it. And it only takes about 30 minutes to get there from Lecce city center.

Bacino Grande
Via Torre Lapillo, 35
73010 Porto Cesareo Lecce
+39 0833 565113
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