THE SMALLCRADLEOFTHEINTERNATIONALINDEPENDENTCINEMAThe town of Tricase lies at about fifty kilometers from Lecce. The city overlooks the Adriatic Sea and its coast, during the summer season, offers clear water and pristine nature making this area one of the most beautiful in Salento.Tricase is an ancient city, and during the 13th century many landowners werefighting to put their hands over these wonderful sun-kissed land. The last feudal lords were the Gallone Princes, an important family of Terra D'Otranto, who found residence in Tricase and stayed there for a very long time. Well known is the castle of the family, the Princes Gallone Palace, beautiful building and cultural center of the city, home of the Salento International Film Festival.Because of its ancient origins, Tricase offers a lot to those who want to visit it. There is not just the sea to entertain tourists from all over the world but history and culture will amaze you: we recommend a visit to the CHIESA MADRE (The main Church) dating from the sixteenth century, or the Dominican convent facing the square, just to start your tour.Tricase has two small towns into its council: Depressa and Lucugnano; two beaches: port of Tricase and Marina Serra; three districts: Caprarica, Tutino and St. Euphemia. You can just walk through the streets of these places to realize the beauty of the area.
HOW TO REACH USRyanair provides direct flights from London Stanstead (STN) airport to Brindisi (BDS) or Bari (BRI), Easyjet has direct flights from London Gatwick (LGW) to Bari (BRI), British Airways flies from London Gatwick (LGW) to Bari. If you are already in Italy, you can catch a flight to Brindisi (BDS) from Milan, Pisa, Rome, Venice, Bologna or a train to Lecce Train Station.AIRPORTPuglia Region has four airports (Foggia, Taranto, Bari e Brindisi), but if you need to reach Salento you need to choose between Bari or Brindisi. Brindisi offers aesier access to Salento (www.aeroportidipuglia.it), the southern part of Puglia, and it is the nearest Airport to Tricase. it is at about 64 miles from Tricase, taking an hour and fifteen minutes by car, compared to 130 miles from Bari and over two hours drive. From Brindisi Airport, follow the signs Brindisi / Lecce and take the SS613 (dual carriageway) towards south to Lecce. When you reach the exit, take Lecce west ringroadtowardsGallipoli/Galatinaandthentakethe exit "11b - Maglie", towards Maglie / Santa Maria di Leuca. Continue to SS275 (dual carriageway). At the roundabout take the third exit, SP85, and follow the signstoTricase.You’ll find the best deals for car hire at: www.auto-europe.co.uk or www.rentalcars.com. Pick-ups and drop-offs are available at both Bari and Brindisi airports or in the centre of Lecce.BY TRAINLecce railway station is the last stop on the national network. Ferrovia Sud Est is the network that serves Salento and you’ll find their ticket office on platform 1 at Lecce station, or consult their website at: www.fseonline.itfor timetables and destinations. Their service operates from Monday to Saturday. Please contact us for any further information 0833.771821