Once a colony of the Ancient Sybaris, Roseto Capo Spulico owes its name to the culture of roses that, in the past, was a flourishing activity and supplied petals for the pillows of Sybarite princesses. The importance of the town increased over the centuries due to its strategic position in the middle of the Gulf of Taranto. Today, Roseto with its wonderful sea, unspoilt landscapes and successful local policies, is one of the most desired tourist destinations. Mother Nature provided Roseto Capo Spulico with breathtaking landscapes, crystal-clear sea, mild climate and incomparable natural beauties. The town was awarded the 2016 Green Flag for the attentive care dedicated to nature, sea and food farming practices, and for environmentally sustainable measures such as accurate recycling planning. Undoubtedly, the sea is the main attraction of Roseto, however the inland area has many interesting sites to visit. “Esploriamo Roseto” is a project involving the Virtual Community and Roseto Municipality, aimed at promoting hinterland tourism. It is a trip to discover the beauties of the ancient hamlet, its monuments, but mainly its history and traditions. Local food is a fundamental element of local culture, for this reason the trippers will also taste local delicacies. A day can be devoted to wellness and sports in the Parco Qualità della Vita or the nearby sports facilities, or sailing on the Roseto wonderful sea with skippers from the local sailing club: an unforgettable experience!
Artisanal is the key adjective that describes local products. And, as far as local artisanal food is concerned, soppressata, sausages and filettuccio are incomparably tasty delicacies that, for their quality and flavor, were granted the Quality label De. Co. (Denominazione comunale d’origine), the local geographical indication of Roseto Capo Spulico. Another De.Co. product is the bread called “Pitta liscia” that can be savored with oil and filled with peppers and eggs, a typical dish of Roseto cuisine. Don’t forget to taste the undisputed local top fruit product, crowned in 2016 as “The most beautiful cherry in Italy”.