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The name Ciolo derives from the Salento word "Giolo" or thieving magpie, this is because the area is rich in nests of this species. The beautiful cove is cut by the homonymous bridge which stands 40 meters high. Over the years the bridge has been a destination for intrepid divers but, given the danger, this practice has recently been banned. You can still enjoy the sea by accessing it from the cove below and, for those who do not want to give up a bit of adventure, dive from the surrounding rocks.
April 1, 2022
People according in declare it as the most magical seaside place in Salento. The bridge overlooking the area, about 40 meters high, was built on a deep and splendid ravine, naturally created by the erosive action of water on its way to the sea. Among the rocks grow important specimens of flora of the Mediterranean scrub, such as the cornflower of Leuca and the wild orchid. Since October 2006, Ciolo has been included in the Coastal Natural Park of 'Santa Maria di Leuca - Bosco di Tricase' and represents a spectacular corner of Salento with clear and blue-greee waters.
December 10, 2020
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