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Torre dell'Ovo

Torre dell'Ovo is located along the Ionian coast of Salento in Puglia, near the town of Maruggio.
It's a typical seaside village located on a cliff 15 meters high above the sea and takes its name from the coastal tower built in 1473.
In the sea below the tower there are some ancient megalithic blocks engraved with Greek writings and, in the same area of water, some monoliths called Prateria Pietrificata (Petrified Prairie). They are the result of erosion which created a lawn of rods that give the impression of a prairie, from which they are named.

Torre dell'ovo can be reached from the SP122 that runs along the Ionian coast of this part of Salento.


  • Customer reviews: 1.7 1.7 star (15 reviews)
  • Type of coast: 10% sand - 90% reefs
  • Services: yes
  • Facilities for the disabled: easy access
  • City hall: Maruggio
  • Coordinates Lat-Long: 40.302604, 17.504117 (40°18'9''N 17°30'14''E)
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Tourist Office
+39 099 9701211
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