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Santa Maria Al Bongo

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Santa Maria al Bagno (formerly Santa Maria di Bagni)  Is an Italian village of Apulia, in Italy. It is a frazione of the commune of Nardò and is located on the Ionian Sea.Santa 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 site of a medieval coastal tower, named Tower of the Galatena River, colloquially known as “The Four Columns” due to its structure of our repeating pillars. Wikipedia

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Video – Via Emanuele Filiberto to Piazza Nardò
Approximately 2.35 km – 1.46 miles

The walk starts in Via Emanuele Filiberto – Via Giacomo Puccini – Via Trento – S. Maria al B. – Piazza Shalom – walk back along  S.Maria al B. to Via C Maccari – Via Michelangelo Buonarroti – Via Pietro Colletta -Via dei Basiliani – Via Giovan Battista Galvani – Piazza Nardò