Known as the ancient Neretum, the town of Nardò was a Messapian city, a Roman municipium and an important Byzantine centre. 

The town’s coat of arms features the figure of the bull who, according to tradition, made water gush forth with a blow of his hoof at the exact spot where the town was founded.

With us, you will discover its famous monuments such as the scenic Piazza Salandra, described as one of the most beautiful squares in southern Italy, the Immaculate Conception spire erected following the 1743 earthquake and the ancient Cathedral with its wooden Black Christ.

You will also be surprised by the Baroque Church of San Domenico and the Castle of the Acquaviva Dukes.

Routes in pills

Along the road from Nardò to the beautiful seaside resort of Santa Caterina are the Cenate. These are a series of baroque, classic, deco and 18th-century villas surrounded by lush greenery, built between 1800 and 1900.

Gourmet routes

Our idea is to combine an itinerary of your choice with the possibility of tasting some of the area’s gastronomic excellences through our original Percorsi Golosi and Eno Percorsi.

Typical Neretini products: ‘Celline’ olives from Nardò, Nardò wine (rosé).

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