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Santa Maria al Bagno
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Santa Maria al Bagno is a town in Apulia in Italy. It is a frazione of the commune of Nardò and is located on the Ionian Sea.OverviewSanta Maria is a small fishing village, located on the shores of the Gulf of Taranto, on the west coast of the Ionian Sea between Gallipoli and Porto Cesareo. It has unspoilt rocky and sandy beaches all along the coast. Particularly important is the next door regional wildlife reserve of "Portoselvaggio", a famous natural park with 400 hectares of pinewood forest and seven kilometres of high quality, unpolluted coast. Portoselvaggio is one of the main green lungs of the region of Apulia.Santa Maria Al Bagno is approximately 45 minutes travelling time by car from Brindisi, 20 minutes from Lecce and approximately one hour 30 minutes from Bari. There are several food shops in the village, restaurants, pubs, bars open in summer 24 hours a day, a chemist, a post office, real estate agents, tourist agents, barber shops, petrol station, newsagent shops and a weekly market every Sunday. Lots of large supermakets, shopping centres and fashion boutiques are in the town nearby such as Nardò, Galatina, Gallipoli and Lecce.MuseumSanta Maria al Bagno was the site of a post World War II displaced person camp.Explore the family-friendly attractions of Santa Maria al Bagno and add them to your vacation plans using our Italy itinerary builder.
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