Experiences in Salento
Critabianca invites you to discover the surprising charm of the many experiences that Salento has to offer. Just a few kilometres away there are Gallipoli’s beaches and Otranto’s elegant evenings, Lecce’s exuberant baroque, the inland’s ancient villages and the panoramic sheer cliffs along the coast towards Santa Maria di Leuca. Be it a stay in search of relax and quietness or a dynamic and sporting holiday, Critabianca will be glad to suggest the most amazing excursions and historical-cultural paths, food-and-wine as well as sport activities to discover and experience the land of Salento.
Critabianca opens its kitchen’s doors. Tiny secrets, manual abilities and traditional recipes revealed in a place full of history and conviviality. Handmade pasta, spices and local vegetables, delicious cakes..discover the menus of our cooking courses, dedicated to a theme or a season. You will be provided with a cooking apron, utensils and technical cooking sheets. The course ends with a dinner prepared by participants.
Gone with the wind
Explore Salento’s coastline on board a sailing boat, and let yourself be marvelled by the wonderful landscapes. Guided by expert skippers on board, you will discover Gallipoli from the sea, bays, pine forests and ancient watch-towers. After your dives and swims, end your day with a delicious aperitivo. The excursion is shared and is organised from June to September, weather permitting.
Grapes & beauty
If you want to treat your taste buds and discover the territory through its flavours, do not miss the tour to an ancient winery dating back to the 1900s, still at work today in producing Negroamaro and Primitivo wines. A surprising experience among large oak barrels, vineyards and dry-stone walls, enhanced by the presence of an expert that will guide you in a fascinating wine tasting.
Come and discover a small, rustic and genuine family-run cheese factory framed in the salentinian countryside. Shepherds and artisans skilfully make delicious ricotta cheese and curd cheese. A fascinating possibility to meet people who have chosen to devote their lives to breeding sheep and make farm-to-table delicacies. During the visit you will be offered a homemade snack with bread, wine and local cheeses.
Play golf in Salento
Located roughly 40 km from Critabianca, close to a natural reserve near Lecce, Acaya Golf Club is a beautiful golf course designed by Hurdzan-Fry. It offers a rich calendar of amazing competitions, events and a golf academy with personalised programs for beginners and avanced players. Discover the 18 holes of the course and play your best golf in the heart of Salento.