Savelletri is a pretty little Puglia seaside resort, located close to the town of Fasano in the region of Brindisi.Savelletri does have a winter population which expands greatly in the summer when second home owners and tourists arrive. Locally many people from Fasano, Bari and Martina Franca have second homes in Savelletri but foreign tourists are now discovering this picture perfect seaside town.
It is a seaside resort where the beaches are mainly public. Savelletri is best known for its chararcteristic small fishing port, perfect for a morning stroll followed by lunch in one of the many restaurants. Check out the fresh fish retailers too ….. take an ice box with you and buy fish for the barbecue.
Within easy reach of Savelletri you can find the ancient ruins of Egnazia, one of the most important archaeological sites to be discovered in Puglia. The first human settlement is believed to date back to the 13th century. The Archaeological Museum of Egnazia is located inside the park and is open all day in the summer.
On the second Sunday in August celebrations for the patron saint of Savelletri, St. Francis of Paola, are held. There is a traditional procession and a food festival celebrating swordfish.
Golf lovers may want to combine a visit to Savelletri with a round of golf at the nearby San Domenico Golf Club.