Clothing to design to handicraft, the region is a little shopping paradise where to find interesting pieces of pure Italian style with an eye to the world
Dress Boutique, Lecce
Interesting boutique for the ladies offering an attentive selection of international designers for a style that goes from Scandinavian to Japanese, with a particular Italian feel. Stylish.
Gallipoli’s Punta Della Suina is considered as one of Italy’s most beautiful beach spots, with the uber glamour G-Beach offering a high end “spiaggia” experience in a truly magical environment. There is a number of sunbeds and umbrellas gently spread among various – and well distanced – spots of super-white sand and rocks alike. The clientele is trendy and openly gay friendly, expect to find a hip crowd of tan people enjoying this wild piece of paradise while eventually sipping a cold Clicot. Social Google
Contre Boutique, Lecce
Three upscale boutiques in Lecce, Maglie and Otranto where to find iconic Italian and International brands. Large choice and total quality since the late 70’s
Vico dei Bolognesi, Lecce
Intriguing concept store selling everything from vintage clothing to unique pieces of flamboyant design and furniture… a Pandora’s box of quality and beauty.
Renzo Buttazzo Sculptures
Internationally renowned sculptor Renzo Buttazzo is among the few left artists carving the yellow, sandy limestone better known as Pietra Leccese. A timeless tradition that he has evolved into a personal concept of design and poetry. His “everyday objects” are a collection of giant floor lamps, tailor made bath tubs, armchair and extra-large tables which had him gaining worldwide recognition. He holds interesting workshops too
Circestensi Monks, Martano
This monastery is a place of peace and wellness, where the monks still preserve the ancient secrets of herbal medicine and cuisine. Body lotions, essential oils, teas, jams, honey… all they make derives from traditional wisdom. The Gocce Imperiali – imperial drops – is their signature cure-all infuse. Also, the monastery is beautiful, don’t miss a visit to the library, the museum and the heavenly citrus garden
Superottica Alfarano, Lecce
From 40 years this shop provides the best in eyewear from all brands. Whatever your eyes need, come here and you’ll get sorted.
Coli Ceramics, Cutrofiano
Terracotta to ceramics and maiolics, find here amazing plates, platters, piomb-free pots and a range of beautiful design pieces bringing cool modernity to the family’s centuries old tradition
Giaquinto Tessuti, otranto
From over a century the Giaquinto family makes amazing textiles by the most antique techniques and delivers unique, numbered – pieces of authentic beauty in the very earth of Lecce town
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