A Bed and Breakfast in Vaste di Poggiardo, the Guest House La Tana del Riccio enjoys a strategic location in Salento that provides close access to the main road which allows you to get in 30′ drive to Lecce, Otranto, Gallipoli, and Santa Maria di Leuca.

Vaste in Salento | Guesthouse La Tana del Riccio

Guerriero Messapico

Furthermore it is 3 to 6 kilometers away from the most beautiful and famous villages on the Adriatic coast; Castro, Porto Miggiano, Santa Cesaria with her renowned thermal spa, open nine months of the year. A short distance beyond, another two jewels; Porto Badisco and Otranto, all of them along one of the most beautiful coastal roads in Italy, connecting Otranto to Santa Maria di Leuca.


Brindisi (Alitalia, RyanAir, and others) + car rental (about 1h)


 —> Set the GPS to Vaste, Lecce – Via Benedetto Brin 26 <—


Coordinate GPS

40° 02′ 52.7496”                   40.047986
18° 23′ 11.9796”                   18.386661

Detailed driving directions

Direction to get to Vaste (Poggiardo), 3 km inland from CASTRO:

    • From Rome/Florence, take A1/E45 south and exit onto A30 toward Salerno/Reggio C./Avellino/Bari (right after Caserta), and continue straight onto E55, keeping to the right at the fork.
    • Follow signs for Bari Centro/Brindisi/Lecce and merge onto SS16. Continue straight on.
    • Take exit “Tangenziale Ovest” toward Gallipoli/Galatina and exit at 11B-Maglie toward S.M.Leuca, back to SS16 for about 20 km, until sign for Maglie.
    • When the guardrail in the middle ends, keep the right as the exit for Poggiardo, Castro, “S.Cesarea T” is right after an underpass, visible only at the very last moment.
    • Continue onto SS275, following the directions to “Poggiardo /S. Cesarea T.”
    • Turn left when at a T intersection with a traffic light and facing a red house on the left.
    • This is Vaste. Turn right at the first traffic light and after 200 m you will be in the main square. Turn left, with the church (to the right), turn right at the end and park.
    • Walk to the right, into a small square. Ring at #26. You have arrived!