The flat is in the middle of an olive grove and is tranquil with room for the kids to cycle and play in safety. Walking distance is a beautiful beach reached going through enchanted forest of pine and eucalyptus. There are restaurants and patisseries in nearby beach villages. The locals are lovely and patient ( our italian is rubbish). We made fresh pasta in Nardo and danced the local 'love dance'. Our host greeted us with a selection of pastries and a friend who could speak english. He was so very kind. I cannot say thank you enough for the wonderful holiday we had. We went to Otranto, Lecce and Galipoli and all were great to wander and discover churches, shops, museums. Really lovely. Thanks Luigi.