Description: San Pietro in Bevagna is a seaside village on the Ionian coast of Salento in the municipality of Manduria, in the province of Taranto. The summer hamlet is very populated due to seaside tourism. It is characterized in that it has a long almost totally sandy coastline which is considered among the most pristine and beautiful in the world from a tourist point of view. The origin of San Pietro in Bevagna is closely linked to the history of the apostle San Pietro who is said to have landed in this location. In the course of the twentieth century, the town expanded, especially in the seventies when the phenomenon of unbridled building abusiveness developed which seriously disfigured the environment, cementing almost the entire coast. Symbol of the hamlet is the Church dedicated to San Pietro, which leans on the medieval watchtower. Also on the seabed, near the beach of S. Pietro in Bevagna, there are some sarcophagi of various sizes. They are the remains of the load of a Roman ship sunk therein in the 3rd century AD.