The silence around this country hotel right by the sea is broken only by chirping birds. Guests will have a comfortable stay in one of the five rooms featuring a modern, functional design, and pleasant beige tonalities. The owners of Podere 40 also run a farm: fresh, zero-mile food is guaranteed!
Podere 40 is just 2 km away from Porto Cesareo, a charming fishing village that is known for its beautiful sandy beaches and breathtaking natural surroundings. Further away, in the interior lies Lecce, a city that is a great window into the glorious history of the Roman Empire.
The territory of Porto Cesareo is characterized by a long and flat coast with stretches of sand, dunes full of Mediterranean vegetation, damp areas, rocks and small islands, the Isola Grande, also known as Isola dei Conigli, covered by Aleppo pine trees and acacia trees, and the Isola della Malva being the most important. The area is very relevant from a biological point of view as it is populated by more than 200 plant species. Just for this reason in 1997 the natural marine protected area of Porto Cesareo was created in order to preserve and appraise the environmental and cultural resources of the territory. The rich biodiversity of the seabed, similar to the one found in subtropical and tropical seas, is astonishing. A wide variety of crustaceans, mollusks, multi-coloured fish and turtles populate our wonderful sea. Among the most fascinating sights for divers: at 10 – 12 metres deep, along the sandy bottom, the Posidonia oceanica meadows, a true biological gold dust providing oxygen, a vital shelter and nourishment for the numerous marine organisms; in the rocky areas at about 15 metres of depth the colourful corals among which the Mediterranean coral species Cladocora caespitosa.
Podere 40 is just 2 km from breathtaking surroundings: Porto Cesareo