Sample sumptuous seafood
The whole of Italy is globally renowned for offering up a glut of gastronomic genius, but Torre Canne has that something extra because it’s a traditional fishing village, meaning the catch of the day is just a few steps away from the restaurants.
Serving up a host of delicacies straight from the sea to your plate, local restaurants have gone to town with the flavours on offer, and many have sought to put their own unique twist on Puglian fare, too. Perfect pasta dishes, fantastic bread and Primitivo, a locally produced wine, are the perfect accompaniments to the mouth-wateringly tasty food on offer.
Bask on the beach
Torre Canne Beach is a popular draw for visitors to the area, as it is a long, unspoilt stretch of soft, golden sand that has a host of handy restaurants nearby for when you need to refuel. Being just a hop and a skip from the harbour, the beach itself is easy to access and as picturesque as you’d expect from rural Italy, being surrounded by olive groves that tail off towards the glimmering sea.
The clear waters are perfect for swimmers of all ages and, with a Blue Flag and 4 Sails award under its belt, the beach is perfect for families, groups of friends and young people.
Take in some history
Rather unexpectedly for a fishing village in Italy, there are some fascinating ancient ruins to explore, which are just a short 15-minute drive to the north of Torre Canne.
Egnazia, also ominously called the Dead City, dates to 1600 BC, and was originally a Greek defensive city encased in staggeringly high walls, but by the 9th century AD, it had been all but deserted after suffering from the fall of the Roman Empire. Today, the ancient stone ruins are fascinating to walk around and will certainly help you to work up an appetite or appreciate a lazy few hours on the beach afterwards.
Get on your bike
If keeping active and getting in a little exercise is important to you, even when you’re away from home, then a cycling tour of Torre Canne will definitely appeal. You might be surprised by just how many designated cycling paths and tracks there are in the area, weaving along the coastline and through the countless olive groves. All fitness levels are well catered for, with slow pedalling sessions being great for taking in the spectacular views.
A fun, inexpensive and interactive way to explore both Torre Canne and the wider Puglia region, cycling is very accessible, with plenty of bicycle hire outlets dotted around the area.
Spend some time in nearby towns
Torre Canne holidays can be as diverse as you want them to be, so if you feel like exploring a little further afield, you need only travel around 30 minutes by car to discover some alternative nearby towns that are just as interesting and exciting to explore.
Ostuni, with its whitewashed old town and incredible cathedral, is a popular place to visit, as is Locorotondo, famous for its locally produced wines. Martina Franca is also definitely worth venturing around for a couple of hours; it is one of the largest towns in the area. It has an atmospheric, upbeat vibe and a wealth of breathtaking architecture to admire.
A perfect taste of what Italy has to offer holidaymakers, Torre Canne is a worthy addition to any traveller’s dream destination list. Whether it’s a family-orientated visit or a couple’s getaway, the location boasts something for everyone. Combining the charm of a traditional fishing village with the relaxing qualities of a beach resort, restaurants boasting fresh food, stunning views, and so much more, this unique Italian hotspot is guaranteed to delight everybody who visits and will welcome them back time and time again.