Santa Maria di Leuca is the beach of Castrignano del Capo, in the province of Lecce. Leuca is the pearl of Salento and it's a popular tourist destination, is the deep southernmost point of Italy’s Puglia region and of the Gulf of Taranto.
But Santa Maria di Leuca is many other things: the ideal point of separation between the Adriatic Sea and Ionian Sea, it falls within the regional costal park from Otranto to Santa Maria di Leuca.
In Santa Maria di Leuca there is a famous sanctuary dedicated to Maria de Finibus Terrae, beside which stands the lighthouse.
Santa Maria di Leuca is the terminus of the Aqueduct Pugliese and there is a important Weather Station of Italian Navy.
Characterized by the nineteenth century villas and sea caves along its coast, this Mediterranean country has ancient origins and is now one of the most important marinas of Salento and Puglia.