Lands of Arneo and Negramaro - Trekking

Ancient routes on the Salento inland, today traveled almost all on paved roads (but with little traffic) surrounded by olive groves.
Old farmhouses and towers have turned into dining and reception where you can stop and taste the flavors of Salento.
This trek is a total immersion in the wilderness of Salento, a sporting and cultural experience.

Legs

Lands of Arneo and Negramaro - Trekking - Stage #1
Lands of Arneo and Negramaro - Trekking - Stage #1

Ancient routes on the Salento inland, today traveled almost all on paved roads (but with little traffic) surrounded by olive groves. Old farmhouses and towers have turned into dining and reception where you can stop and taste the flavors of...

Lands of Arneo and Negramaro - Trekking - Stage #2
Lands of Arneo and Negramaro - Trekking - Stage #2

Surrounded by olive groves and scents of Salento, you go back up in the Arneo inland. The colors are bright up to the vineyards of Salice Salentino. The landscapes are flat and linear but never dull or obvious. On the way you will encounter many...

Lands of Arneo and Negramaro - Trekking - Stage #3
Lands of Arneo and Negramaro - Trekking - Stage #3

From the Negramaro lands you go through the Arneo streets, towards the town of St. Chiara. Here are visible the signs of the Agrarian Reform, with many peasant homes abandoned. A nostalgic journey, enriched by yellow fields and by numerous olive...

Points of interest

TORRE DEL CARDO
TORRE DEL CARDO

An ancient legend tells that a treasure was hidden by bandits within the walls of the old tower of the sixteenth century. But the real treasures are the products coming from the farm: jams, olive oil and pasta. From the tower you can enjoy a spectacular view on the Arneo.

TORRE DEL CARDO
TORRE DEL CARDO

An ancient legend tells that a treasure was hidden by bandits within the walls of the old tower of the sixteenth century. But the real treasures are the products coming from the farm: jams, olive oil and pasta. From the tower you can enjoy a spectacular view on the Arneo.

MUSEO DEL VINO DELLA TERRA D'ARNEO
MUSEO DEL VINO DELLA TERRA D'ARNEO

Developed within a '30s winery, the wine museum shows a series of finds from the farm: testimonies of rural life, of the production of wine and of the domestic life in the typical farmhouse of Salento.

REFORM'S HOUSE
REFORM'S HOUSE

The route is dotted with houses built in the 50s by farmers who had took the farmlands. Many of these are now abandoned and they offer a very special glimpse of Salento.

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Technical data

City of departure: Porto Cesareo

Departure: Loc. Santa Chiara

City of arrival: Porto Cesareo

Arrival: Porto Cesareo

Length (Km): 47

Discipline: Trekking

Type of Itinerary: Long ways - More days (within the week)

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