The rural landscape of Salento is characterized by the Mediterranean, an expanse of shrubs and herbs that adapt to the ground karst.
The name “stain” is derived from the disposal of shrubs that do not have evenly on the ground, but in fact, in spots. It is made up of evergreen modest height (high spot) and small stature (low scrub, which is the kind of stain characterized by open vegetation to grasses and small shrubs on calcareous soils generally).
The Mediterranean is ranked among the plant formations of the derived type and not the original because it is the result of the transformation of the landscape by man over the years through fires and deforestation, the original Mediterranean forest, mainly characterized by holm oaks and olive trees.
The inland of Salento, has many beauties: olive trees with twisted trunks among prickly pears and stone walls, the color of the blood of the earth and the green of the Mediterranean, old farmhouses, ancient trulli or pajare, concentrated wisdom and manual, the symbol of a country life and honest.
Salento is culture and art, each country is in fact a small jewel, with its historic center, small and large monuments, its courts, its squares, palaces and baronial castles bishop; is crafts ranging from the processing of local stone art of papier-mâché, the skilful work of earthenware; is the cradle of flavors, from olive oil to wine, from fresh fish to a thousand flavors of vegetables and fruits that flourish on this earth forever.