Salento, which forms the heel of the boot of Italy, is the strip of land at the southern end of Puglia and has a double face, on the one hand bathed by the Adriatic Sea, on the other by the Ionian Sea. The Salento peninsula appears
as a flat board, barren and rocky, which develops between the Adriatic coast,
low and sandy, and the Ionian one, mainly steep and stony, with cliffs
overlooking the sea.