City between mountains and sea, two-time winner of the Blue Flag
Carovigno is a town of northern Salento, in the province of Brindisi. It is an important tourist locality that offers a combination of farming traditions, wonderful "masserie" and agritourisms, a rich historical patrimony and an enchanting sea full of life. Its urban structure has the typical late-middle age/renaissance style and its raised position offers a panoramic view on the beautiful coast and a cooler climate.
Carovigno is among the greatest producer of extra-virgin olive oil, one of the main ingredients of its gastronomic tradition together with other local products and fresh adriatic fish. Its historical centre is full of important monuments: the Castello Dentice di Grasso, in the highest part of the town with a great view; the Church of the Carmine; the Castello di Terranova and the four defensive towers that protected the city (Torretta del civile, Torre Giranda, Torre delli Brandi and Torre Circolare).
The spectacular sea of Carovigno was awarded with a Blue Flag in 2007 and 2016. Its low and rocky coast is characterized by many inlets and caves that adorn the so-called Costa Merlata that extends from Ostuni to Brindisi. On this coast there are some of the best beach localities: Torre Pozzella, Torre Santa Sabina, lido Specchiella, Punta Penna Grossa, Apani and Torre Guaceto, an important protected marine area. Its crystal clear water appears even cleaner thanks to the rocks on the bottom that create the perfect environment for seawatching and snorkeling lovers.SEE THE MAP