Just 15km northwest of Brindisi is a beautiful nature reserve and protected marine area known as Torre Guaceto. You’ll need a car to get here outside summer, when there are buses from town, but it’s a lovely spot for biking through maquis and olive groves, scuba diving over small reefs of coral and sea grass or chilling out on the sandy beach.

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