Archeological area

The park was founded in 2002, following the acquisition made by the City Council of Poggiardo, of hundreds of land hectares, that include ancient Vaste settlement, Βαῦστα in greek, Basta in latin...

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...

Since 1957 I have returned, many of prehistoric pottery shards and flint flakes. Abundant and significant also found fossils within the rock fractures, related to hot weather wildlife, cold and steppe birds...

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...

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...

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