Church

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 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...

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 Historical references on them...

In the 19th century, Cosimo De Giorgi, travelling through the province of Lecce made note of me in his Travel Images bringing to notice the modernization I sustained over the years. Giacomo Arditi instead thought I was a “grancìa” of the Carmelitan Convent...

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...

Like other places of hypogeum cult being on the Salentino territory, my building is also inserted in the complex system of rupestrian homes that is part of the wide context of rural medieval settlements.I am very close to the Cito square...

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...

I am found on one of the slopes of the Serra of Supersano, currently inside the municipal cemetery. Like other rupestrian churchs, I was carved into the limestone of Salento and over the centuries, the nude walls were painted with murals.The most ancient pictorial cycle that I keep was made...

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...

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...

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...

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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