The 'heel' of Italian peninsula

The harbour of Santa Maria di Leuca lies at the extreme southern tip of the ‘heel’ of the Italian peninsula, where the Ionian and Adriatic seas meet. It is a popular port of call for yachts transiting the Golfo di Taranto en route to Greece or Sicily. Apart from its position as the ‘gateway to Italy’ from S and E, the town is also famous for its lighthouse, one of the tallest in Italy, and its Basilica De Finibus Terrae (land's end), built in the 18th century to commemorate the arrival of St Peter here on his way to preach in Rome around 60 AD. The area around Santa Maria di Leuca is riddled with limestone caves, in some of which prehistoric remains have been found.

Useful information
  • Latitude N 39 47’ 6”
  • Longitude E 18 21’ 50
  • Port Access Time24 Hours
  • VHF Channel12
  • Max lenghtUp to 40 mt
  • Max depth4 mt

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