Cursi

Before I was bought by the City Council, I belonged to the De Donno Family. I develop on three floors: the hypogeum, the ground floor and the first floor.The hypogeum cavity, according to the land register Onciario of Cursi from 1745, was used as an oil mill, that belonged to Prince Cicinelli...

Built in the second half of the fifteenth century by Baron Philippe Antonio Maramonte as simple abode of the lord, I never had the appearance of a fortified structure.There were numerous architectural changes undertaken by several families who lived me. The facade has a four-column loggia...

In a hot summer, in 1955, while normal readjustment works were being done in Vico Bianco, I took the advantage to show myself to the modern public, and became centre of discussion in April 1957, when researchers declared that I was among the most interesting Basilian crypts of the province...

I was born in the year 2000, to safeguard, promote and enhance the physical culture of the caves and stone: I am the Leccese Stone Eco-museum. My purpose is aimed at techniques of extraction and processing, the methodology employed, caved and constructed territories...

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