Torre Santa Sabina has the spectacular backdrop of the Adriatic Coast with a relaxed seaside feeling paired with luminous waves of the sea. The sandy beach is lined with beautiful seafront restaurants, open-air cafes and plenty of gelaterias for holiday treats. The charming town of Carovigno lies 10 minutes’ drive away and is definitely worth a visit! Explore the historic castle which, although not very large, dates back to Norman times with various towers being added by subsequent owners.
Local Markets and Shopping
Every Sunday, the weekly market takes place on a popular main street. You’ll find colourful stalls, selling everything from almonds and figs to Mediterranean vegetables to olive oil, all locally produced. If you want to catch the sun during the day, don’t worry there are evening open air markets with local produce and souvenirs. Dotted around the narrow passageways there are mini markets, and shops where you can find the best cheese selection and cold meats. There are also “bottegas” which have a wide range of fresh Italian bread, delicacies and pasta.
Bars and Restaurants
Sample the authentic Puglian cuisine from seafront restaurants and cafes to traditional gelato parlours. The marina is surrounded by traditional restaurants which serve homemade pasta, fresh fish, stone baked pizzas and crisp chilled wine. The town of Carovigno is nearby and renowned for its abundance of fine ingredients. You’ll be spolit for choice with a selection of restaurants to choose from and you'll find everything from appetisers and pizzerias to fine dining. There are also high quality restaurants tucked down the narrow walkways with seafood being the particular speciality.
Torre Santa Sabina has natural beaches in rocky coves and beach clubs. Spiaggia Della Mezzaluna, is a beach club with calm waters and soft white sand virtually on your doorstep. For sundowners there are seafront café and bars lining the beach. Isoletta beach is the first beach North of Torre Santa Sabina town. The beach is named after a small island situated just in front of the beach. It is a very small beach, enclosed in a small rocky cove so pack a picnic as there are no facilities. The Adriatic coast offers a great number of beautiful beaches to choose from such as Costa Merlata, Quarto di Monte and Torre Pozzelle. Some of them are equipped with umbrellas and sun loungers available to hire and have beach restaurants - perfect for day trips.
For a day out with the family, the place to go is Acquapark Egnazia, situated 30 minutes’ drive from Torre Santa Sabina. A lively amusement and water park with swimming pools, slides and whirlpools, it’s great fun for the whole family. Unleash your Tarzan at the Ciuchino Birichino adventure park with cable cars over 200 meters, climbing vine’s, catwalks and zip trekking, only a 20 minutes’ drive away. There is a popular theme park and safari park, Fasanolandia, located between Alberobello and the coast, near the town of Fasano. There’s no doubt about it, the seaside is the perfect place to go on a bike ride, because even just a short ride along one of the many paths by the seafront will send your spirits soaring!
Places of Interest
The Castello Dentice di Frasso in Carovigno is the historic castle dating back to the Norman period and dominates the town from its highest point. Definitely worth a visit to see the typical architecture and interesting features. Alberobello, 40 minutes away by car, is famous for its 1,400 conical-roofed houses – trullo, which have UNESCO protection. It's a great place to wander around with its narrow pedestrianised streets, little shops selling local produce and souvenirs plus nice cafes and restaurants. Ostuni, well known as "The White City", for the dazzling whitewashed houses is a short drive away. The 15th century Romanesque-Gothic Cathedral dominates the town, with a facade sporting an impressive 24-rays rose window.