Torre Guaceto, Carovigno

Destination

Valle d’Itria

Accomodation

Relax
The beaches of the Valle d’Itria are deservedly popular, but you can still find plenty of tranquillity among the dunes of the Torre Guaceto nature reserve.

The beaches of the Valle d’Itria are deservedly popular, but you can still find plenty of tranquillity among the dunes of the Torre Guaceto nature reserve.

Centred around a 16th-century watchtower, this 7km stretch of protected coastline remains beautifully unspoilt. No cars are allowed, so park up on the edge and follow one of the trails down to a series of horseshoe-shaped bays, where the trees give way to golden sand and turquoise waters; look closely and you might spot lizards, kingfishers and tortoises along the way. It’s blissfully deserted in spring and autumn, but even in the height of summer you can often find a spot all to yourself.