Ugento is a seaside town in the Salento area overlooking the Ionian sea.

The coast is about 8km-long, with a majority of sandy, level beaches and rocks only in a few spots.

Close to the coast, you can find countless artificial basins enclosed by the suggestive Mediterranean vegetation; from the coast it spreads towards the hinterland, where it leaves room to the typical countryside landscape, characterised by olive groves and vineyards.

The food specialities you can taste here come from the Salento tradition, for example the dish ciceri e tria, a chickpeas soup with homemade pasta.