The inhabited center takes its name from the sixteenth-century tower of the same name.
On the outskirts of the town, a stretch of coast, characterized by the presence of brackish basins, is now used for aquaculture. The landscape is full of canals and artificial basins, created around the 1930s in the reclamation work of these areas.
30 seconds from our Hotel Teti you can already find a magnificent golden beach, free to the public, surrounded by Mediterranean herbs and a few rocks on the shore, often completely covered by sand.
On our right, beaches with umbrellas and deck chairs alternate with other free beaches, for kilometers, up to the Ugentina pine forest and the beaches of Torre San Giovanni.
Its sea, a crystalline water that you have always dreamed of.
The waters of Torre Mozza are among the best in Salento.
Very clear already on the shore, it will be impossible to resist soaking every day of your vacation.
Torre Mozza is in a beautiful area dominated by a unique and unspoiled nature, declared a regional natural park in 2007.
The park is rich in wild fauna and flora and extends for 8 km along the Ionian coast and about 3 km in depth.
The tower, built by order of King Charles V in the sixteenth century, was intended for sighting and for the defense of the Salento coast against invasions by Saracen pirates, on the top there was a wood pyre that was lit in case of sighting of ships Saracens (in popular tradition the saying "mamma li Turchi" has remained a representation of a dangerous situation, that is: attention the Saracens and / or Turks arrive) to warn, with the smoke produced by combustion, the other neighboring coastal towers and those present in the farms in the hinterland.
On the first floor there is a room where the sentries were positioned, they had horses at their disposal through which, in the event of an imminent invasion, they warned the population of the inland towns, including the capital of Ugento.
Torre Mozza belonged in ancient times to the territory of Gemini which in turn was a former feud of the bishop's table.
This tower has the shape of a truncated cone, and during the Second World War it was used by soldiers as a machine gun post.
Built in 1565 with the name of Torre dei Fiumi and collapsed as soon as the works were completed, it was subsequently rebuilt. Over the centuries there have been partial collapses of the same. For this reason it was given the name of Torre Mozza.