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Tasting the cuisine of Salento

This part of Italy is home to so many delicious morsels, it’s hard to pick out the best. For a quick savoury snack on the go, grab a rustico, crisp puff pastry discs encasing a mouthwatering filling of béchamel, melted mozzarella and tangy tomato. If you have more time, order orrechiette (pasta shaped like little ears) in an aged ricotta and tomato sauce. For those with a sweet tooth, a pasticciotto is bound to get you excited with its crispy crust, soft middle and patisserie cream filling. A good drink to accompany any sweet treat is an espressino, a coffee unique to Lecce and made with equal parts espresso and steamed milk. Almond lovers will be in heaven in Lecce as every bakery is filled with hundreds of varieties of paste di mandorla (little almond biscuits). Why not wash your biscuits down with the ultimate coffee; an iced espresso with almond milk.
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