Porto Cesareo villas Holiday rentals - villas & holiday homes to rent in Porto Cesareo, Puglia

Porto Cesareo is a beautiful coastal town looking on to the Ionian sea on the Salentina peninsula in southern Italy. Flanked by a lagoon on one side and the sparkling Mediterranean on the other, Port Cesareo is one of Puglia's jewels. Known as the "Italian Maldives" due the stunning white sandy beaches and crystal clear warm waters, Porto Cesareo is a heaven if you love relaxing in pristine natural beauty.

For evening entertainment afer a "passeggiata" along the seasfront, there are plenty of cafes, bars and excellent seafood restaurants for some alfresco dining plus several beach clubs where you can dance the night away.

Porto Cesareo
At a glance...
Restaurants 20+
White sandy beaches
Vineyard & wine tours
Spa & wellness (Belvedere Lido)
Fish market
Family friendly
Splash Acquapark (Gallipoli)
Car recommended
Nearest beach Torre Lapillo Bay
Nearest major airport Brindisi (67km)
Nearest train station Gallipoli (33kms)

Porto Cesareo is the perfect place to discover and explore Puglia's cuisine which is characterised by garlic, olive oil, tomato sauce and above all aromatic herbs. However, being in Puglia, POrto Cesareo also offers its visitors the experience of tasting some of the finest wines in Italy - many of which never reach shop shelves as they are for local consumption only! The local grapes are Negroamaro, Primitivo (the same grape as California’s Zinfandel) and Bombino Nero which produce fruity classics such as Salice Salentino and Primitivo.

Featured villas in Porto Cesareo

The beach resort of Porto Cesareo is a very popular summer destination and offers a wide selection of self catering holiday rental accommodation from luxurious beachside villas to cosy apartments in the centre. Renting a Porto Cesareo villa or holiday home can be the ideal base for exploring the surrounding area and is perfect for families, friends and groups. Holiday rentals provide the freedom, flexibility and space to do what you want, when you want - home from home.

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Things to see and do

Porto Cesareo and the surrounding area is full of interesting villages, historic cities and some of the most beautiful beaches in Italy that stretch along the coast from Marina di Ginosa to Torre dell'Ovo. A few suggestions...

Popular Attractions
A day out in Otranto - Adriatic side
Lecce and its historical Baroque centre
Wine tasting at the vineyards
Cyclying around the country roads
Castello di Gallipoli
La Basilica Cattedrale di Sant'Agata
Samsara beach
Baroque town of Alezio
Fontana Ellenica rebuilt in 1560
16th Century Tower of St Thomas
Porto Cesareo

Our view on Porto Cesareo

A must see beach resort and marina on the Salentina peninsula oozing charm and character and perfectly positioned for exploring the rest of the local villages and beaches in this relatively unknown part of Puglia. Staying in a Porto Cesareo holiday rental is the best way to experience the local area as it provides the freedom and flexibility to tour southern Puglia.