Architectures

The Church is characterized by a Basilican design, with three aisles divided by big quadrangular pillars, with three apse, while the lateral walls have a succession of shallow niches of irregular shape...

I was founded at the beginning of the 20th century, as a building for the exhibition of furniture and factory belonging to the Piccinno brothers. I was a cabinet-making factory, very renowned in those years, my furniture productions were very elegant and sophisticated, but most important...

Located south-east on the outskirts of Maglie, I am 550 metres long and represent the main route of the ancient farm named "Delle Franite", connecting it to its land and the old street of Muro Leccese, today replaced by the provincial road...

I find myself in the center square of Maglie. Built by engineer Tommaso Piscopo which in 1874 gave the work to my old master, Senator Achille Tamborino...

During the Middle Ages it was usually meet along my paths wayfarers and pilgrims, intent on reaching the Sanctuary of Santa Maria de Finibus Terrae...

In medieval Pugliese itinerary, much importance was given to the pilgrimage towards the sanctuary of Leuca. After passing the territory of Supersano, passerbys found themselves stopping at the highest point of the district, la Madonna della Serra di Ruffano...

Constructed in 1621, I represent simplicity and beauty of the Franciscan way of life. The Baron Francesco Filomarino, a feudal lord of Ruffano from 1607 to 1626, contributed to my construction.A small door leads to a square cloister, made of arches leaning on thick pillars...

I am situated on the highlands of the valley of Casarano, locality of Manfio in the territory of Ruffano. The view stretches out towards a wide horizon, with a limpid atmosphere enabling a view of the sea of Gallipoli and marina of Ugento...

Situated on the highest point of the town, the castle (Barons residence)was built by the Brancaccio in 1626. It lacks of a defence system, but has architectural characteristics of a huge barons palace, an elegant dwelling...

I emerge from the inside of an old farm in Contrada Magnone, near a woodland characterized by the presence of pines, eucalyptus and oaks. Three important themes were developed in the halls: the rural civilization, the woodlands and the sources of renewable energy...

I am a Majestic building with a fortification that dominates  Piazza del Popolo, a 15th century construction that presents important restorations carried out by the Protonobilissimo marquis, feudal lords of Specchia between the 16th and the 17th century...

There was in Scorrano, in ancient times, the existence of two churches dedicated to Saint John, one in respective to the Baptist and the other to the evangelist, both built in piazza Municipio, the old town square. The exact date of their construction is not known. Historical references on them...

My history narrates the passage from a greek-byzantine rite to a Latin rite in the small town of Scorrano. The arrival of the Friars Minor of the convent in the 15th century was desired by the feudatory, Raimondina Centelles, subordinate to the Principality of Taranto...

The convent was founded by the Friars Minor Conventuals in mid 15th century. Documentary evidence can be found on a list of convent foundations of 1464. The convent was for the first time destroyed in 1809, forcing the conventuals to abandon it...

I was born to host the most anticipated and prominent events from ancient Salento history. The first traces of the fair of Miggiano are long lost and tied to rituals of Greek and Latin origin based on big markets like the “Nundine” that were held every nine days in ancient Rome...

In the heart of the old town of Miggiano, I art and creativity. In a theater room it hosts workshops, courses and stage performances, promoting social inclusion, especially that for the benefit of disadvantaged groups...

My name is “Mammanu”, from the nickname of the family I belonged to, in Leccese dialect, it refers to midwifery profession, la mammana.The name of the road where I am found, Borgo Orto Preti Street, refers, in the past, to the property of the parish authority...

Apart from housing the clock, I was in the past, head office to the Municipality of Spongano, where public matters where discussed as shown in ancient registers.My construction is dated to the 18th century, this date is engraved on one of the two pilasters, that overlook Carmine Street...

The menhirs, vertical monoliths of different height, mostly, are not more than 5 metres tall, they are called “pietrefitte”, it is supposed that their use was religious or maybe tied to the rites of fertility...

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...

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...

I am found along Crocifisso street, on a light slope, in the same place as the ancient main church dedicated to San Cassiano. Its description is found in the pastoral visit of 1522 and in those of the first half of the 17th century, where its indicated as an ancient place...

The historical events involving me followed those of San Cassiano farmhouse. It is not known, if the old castle, probably represented by a structure with towers to defend the community, was founded in the same area as present day or in immediate proximity...

Like what mostly happened to other noble palaces, I am the result of a various stratification building that was affected by feudal events that took place in the territory of Nociglia. My nature as “palazzo nobiliare” (noble palace) began as the enlargement of the fortified structure that had...

Like a casket I hide a treasure, the one and only historical centre of Nociglia.The style of my façade conforms to a 19th century taste that inspired the Baron Filippo Bacile of Castiglione in building the main Church of San Nicola in 1869...

The archaeological area of the locality of Scorpo is one of the sites of early medieval period, interestingly investigated in southern Italy in the last years. The settlement was discovered in 1999 following an unauthorized excavation, that profoundly dented a part of the structure of the site...

My story has followed the feudal events of the hamlet of Botrugno. The Maramonte, among the most powerful families of Terra d'Otranto, obtained the possession of the feud of Botrugno in the 8th century and kept it until the mid 17th century, uniting with other nobiliary families with whom they...

After years of abandonment, reduced to ruins, in the early 21st century I underwent extensive and radical restoration work. The exact date and reasons of my construction are not known, however I already existed in the second half of the 15th century, entitled to Saint Solomon...

They are stage in the halls of the former warehouses of the Palazzo Marchesale, dating from between 1200 and 1300. In this old historic home full of art with its rooms painted and its mosaics are created to stimulate knowledge of the history of the Italian armed forces...

I overlook IV Novembre Square, connecting in one road, San Donato street and Sant'Angelo street, connected to the present road Maglie - Santa Maria of Leuca and to the ancient path of the pilgrims headed towards the sanctuary of the Virgin Mary...

In ancient times, the countryside of Montesano was mostly covered with vineyards, symbol of a rural society and of an economy that once flourished but is now marginal.In the small town, nostalgic references to old times such as “de la vigna a menzu ‘a chiazza”...

I am on the main road of Montesano, which connects with the old mother church of San Donato sanctuary. My structure refers to the apse of the church hypothetical outdoors. It was made by Silvano Lecci, master mason montesanese, example of the ability of an ancient family of builders...

I have a Basilical plant, four pillars divide my body in three aisles each ending in apses.I was built with accurately squared local stone ashlars, a typical technique of structures of Salento built around the 12th century.I have two entrances, a lateral one that opens on the southern flank...

Perhaps my origins date back to the fifteenth century, and in spite of the important changes that have undergone over time, it seems that my original appearance has not been changed. I represent a quadrangle of curtain walls with square towers at the top, defining a two-story structure in which...

Most of the “Università” (University), or the ancient town municipalities became City Councils after the arrival of the French, towards the late 18th century, who made legislative changes in the social and civil system of southern Italy...

Neither the hand nor the exact date of my construction are known however the title of “Madonna di Leuca” and my geographic location make my function clear, as a place of rest and refreshment for the pilgrims who once travelled many kilometres on foot headed towards the sanctuary...

Dedicated to Saint Anthony of Padua, adjacent to the Church dedicated to the saint, constructed on authorization by the Archbishop of Otranto, Diego Lopez De Andrada of the Hermits of Saint Augustin, I was erected by the Reformed Fathers in the 17th century (1624-1628)...

I am a megalithic structure constructed thousands of years ago, one of the most representative prehistoric monuments of the territory of Salento. Immersed in the countryside, from where I get my name, I am characterized by a horizontal limestone slab of 3.80 x 2.50metres, raised about...

I find myself in the reference area of the Agricultural Park Multifunctional of Paduli. Owned by the town of Surano, although the agro is to Nociglia, they are inserted in the interconnections of the park system...

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