The oil Collina di Brindisi has a maximum acidity of 0.80%, sweet, fruity flavor and slightly stronger smell, and the intense golden yellow color with greenish hue. The olive tree is present in the Brindisi from ancient times, as evidenced by some ancient olive groves in Fasano and Ostuni, whose most common variety, called Ogliarola or clarified, dates back to Roman times and has spread its high robustness.
It's of excellent quality and generates a slight perception of spicy and bitter.
San Cassiano is in southern Salento, is 12 km from the Adriatic Sea and 39.7 km from Lecce. The territory of the municipality of San Cassiano, is mostly flat and lies in the municipality of Paduli part of the Park, an area characterized by a rural landscape dominated mainly by extensive olive groves and majestic in which they survive and numerous plant and animal species; is the case of some specimens of oak trees, traces of the ancient woods of Belvedere. It is bordered to the north by the municipality of Sanarica, on the east by the municipality of Poggiardo, on the south by the municipality of Nociglia, to the west with the municipality of Supersano, north-west with the municipality of Botrugno.
The name may reflect the cult of San Cassiano, according to tradition, coming from the East and directed at Imola, of which he became bishop, stopped around the end of the third century in the place where it arose the current center.
The dell'Orte Beach is located about 4 kilometers south of Otranto, set in the beautiful bay of the same name, which in turn belongs to one of the most spectacular and wild Salento, between the white tongue Punta Faci and the promontory of Capo d 'Otranto. The beach is lined with sandy beaches, some sandy to rocky and sandy coves protected by a fragrant pine forest behind. The sea is beautiful, with shades from turquoise to cobalt blue, with bottoms sloping sandy but rich rocks near shore. The whole bay is very busy in high season, you can enjoy greater peace of mind while moving on foot to the historic lighthouse Palascia, a few hundred meters further south, where there are more secluded coves. To reach the bay dell'Orte you must take the road that goes from the port of Otranto to the south and along the so-called Russian lands.
Loc. MINERVINO DI LECCE LECCE, ITALY - PUGLIA
29 Km from GOLF CLUB: ACAYA
Area Poggiardo, Palmariggi, Porto Badisco
Minervino di Lecce is a town of Salento , located in the province of Lecce, Apulia , situated on the lowlands of the Serre Poggiardo and Giuggianello , towards the Adriatic coast. Is about 5 km from Uggiano Church, 8 km from Santa Cesaria Terme, 5 km from Porto Badisco and 42 km from Lecce. Its economy is exclusively agricultural , as it is located in one of the most fertile and productive in the region. The territory of Minervino di Lecce occupies an area of 17.88 square kilometers and lies between 82 and 127 meters above sea level . It is bordered to the north by the municipalities of Giurdignano and Giuggianello , on the east by the municipality of Uggiano the Church , on the south by the municipality of Santa Cesarea Terme, on the west by the municipality of Poggiardo .
Entering Minervino of Lecce , the first detail is striking is the presence of numerous churches , reflecting the particular attachment of its population to the Christian faith . The Mother Church , dedicated to St. Michael the Archangel, is one of the most beautiful Renaissance churches of Salento. Built in the mid- 1500s, was considered , and still is , a church designed to collect and assemble the entire population. Very beautiful are the portals are characterized by delicate carvings , the wealthy and large rose window that invokes the Holy Cross of Lecce , while valuable is the majestic bronze bell , which is said to be capable, with its vehement touches , to keep away from the center inhabited most violent storms .
A real fortress is considered Palazzo Venturi , equipped with canditoie which were used to defend against enemy attacks. Of particular value are the gates Bugnano which stands on the crest of a noble family , whose building still bears the name . Also not to be missed is Scarciglia Palace , with its beautiful atrium, featuring floral decorations and decorated with balustrades very special .
Loc. LIDO TABU' (INCROCIO), SCALA DI FURNO LE, ITALIA - PUGLIA
37 Km from GOLF CLUB: ACAYA
Area Narḍ, Lecce, Gallipoli
The Taboo is currently the most popular beach in Salento: young, dynamic and energizing; offers a wide variety of umbrellas and cabins, nestled in marine protected area of Porto Cesareo and lies on the bay of Torre Chianca, including the monumental sand dunes dominated by Mediterranean maquis. Enjoy the white sand and crystal clear water, or diving into the language of the striking rocky, all in the most trendy area of Salento. The Taboo is inspired shapes, colors and furnishings, to the white sandy shore of our coasts, embedding itself in the territory in order to create a virtuous relationship between man and nature. A few meters away the Isle of Malva, charming Rabbit Island on the horizon .... and every shade of blue. Lounge area with outdoor bar to relax
Cannock , country of ancient Terra d' Otranto, Province of Lecce today , has a territory of 70% for the cultivation of olive trees , which produce an oil of excellent quality. It enjoys a lovely location with an endless horizon from the sea , which is split up into naked eye outside of the ' extended valley of olive trees. Its origins are uncertain, there are two hypotheses : according to the first , following the Arab invasion of Salento At 885, a Moor, captain of the Saracens, for strategic reasons he decided to deploy its troops in an area rich in reeds where stood the house of Canola ( Cannock ) . The second hypothesis takes the birth of the village around 1100 , at the time of the Norman William the Bad , who swooping in Terra d'Otranto , put to the sword many villages. Some families to escape the fury took refuge in the reeds where now stands the town. If there are few certainties about the origins , secure feedback we have on native vegetation, as evidenced by the representation of a cane on the coat of arms . An activity that has brought the name of Cannock around Italy and abroad, is the musical folklore . In this sense , a thank you goes to the Folk Group in 2000 that 25 years is testimony through his own songs ( as many as 200 texts ) of the return to the origins , traditions, issues of Salento.
PARCO NATURALE REGIONALE ISOLA DI SANT'ANDREA E LITORALE DI PUNTA PIZZO
If you think Gallipoli is only 20 km of the coast, crowded with bathing establishments equipped and super fashion (day and night), you are wrong. There is much more: over 700 hectares occupied by the Regional Natural Park of Sant'Andrea Island and the coast of Punta Pizzo, established in 2006.
An oasis of peace and unspoiled nature, a hidden corner and away from the busy nightlife of Gallipoli. Indeed, there are two protected areas: the island of St. Andrew, about a mile from the historic center, and the stretch of coast south of town Li Fogg, Tip of the Swine and Torre del Pizzo.
The first area exclusive is to be contemplated from afar, standing on the ancient limestone island that houses the old city. Or Go to her, taking advantage of boat trips organized to observe closely and take those 50 acres where the special guest is the gull, a rare species that nests here.
But it is not the only inhabitant of today: there is the famous lighthouse, this by the end of 1800 and renovated several times. In the past, however, there were grazing their flocks, thanks to an ancient source of fresh water. If you set the right focus, however, will not escape, of course, not even the traces of settlements dating back to the Bronze Age.
Continue, then, to admire the beauty of rare by visiting Gallipoli on the coastal road from Suda takes you to the pearl of the Ionian, following the signs for Lido Pizzo. The coast is indented, a mixture of sand and rocks, and in the background there is a dense pine forest populated by plants typical of the Mediterranean, we are in Punta Pizzo, formerly defended by a garrison Bourbon, still visible.
For the holidays unique, therefore, come here!
Area Santa Cesarea Terme, Minervino di Lecce, Ortelle
Porto Badisco is a small fishing village and popular tourist destination known especially during the summer and sits between Otranto and Santa Cesarea.
Among the spectacular images of the coast you can see the creeks and ravines as the Giants Muffler, symbols and felt karst erosion and rich flora and fauna nesting feature. The cave is more important and relevant Porto Badisco is the Deer Cave, famous because it housed the first inhabitants of the area about four millennia ago. The Deer Cave is three kilometers long and divided into three parts, in which there are numerous inions, hand-painted depicting deer hunters (hence the name of the cave) where the colors are more vibrant because not modified by the passage of time; definitely was formed by a river that flowed into the rock now disappeared. Discovered in 1970, now it is not open to the public. The stretch of coastline where lies Porto Badisco is one of the most beautiful of the Adriatic: the dark blue color of the sea mixes with the light of the rugged coastline with its white rock like foam and sometimes of the clear beach. Inside are the valleys and hills that architectures with clear and dry stone walls give rise to an astonishing panorama of colors typical of the country. A spectacular close this framework, the sweet fragrance of myrtle, thyme, sage, fennel and typical olive trees, prickly pears, oleanders, palms and oaks.
Palmariggi is an ancient town of Salento central-eastern, inland idruntino. It is located on a hill 99 meters above sea level and is close to Otranto, so as to preserve historical memories related to the city of martyrs.
Mostly flat with slight increases stony (belonging to the so-called greenhouse Salento), has an area of 8.78 square kilometers and has a population of about 1,800 inhabitants. Palmariggi is surrounded by a countryside full of olive trees, stone walls, pajare, menhirs, stone churches, caves with frescoes Basilian, farms and underground presses. The karst nature of the terrain is characterized by the presence of vore (natural chasms), as the sinkhole Madonna del Monte, near the Serra Montevergine. Thanks to its favorable climate and fertile soil, the crops are flourishing especially olive and wheat, while the cultivation of tobacco, once very strong, has been fading over time.
PARCO NATURALE REGIONALE PORTO SELVAGGIO E PALUDE DEL CAPITANO
The park covers 1,122 hectares, of which 300 of pinewood and 7 kilometers of coastline and pristine high. Includes three Sites of Community Interest, Torre Uluzzo, Torre Inserraglio and Captain's Marsh, and many areas of historical, archaeological, palaeontological and landscaped with coastal towers and caves emerged and submerged. The Captain's Marsh is an important karst springs with various shaped valley filled with brackish water, locally called spunnulate.
Borgagne The name probably derives from the village of appropriate de'cor , or village of lambs , indicating a small village built with a strong agricultural and pastoral . We find this term already indicated in the fourteenth century.
Moreover, until recently, in the neighboring countries of Martano and Calimera , who spoke fluent griko ( a dialect derived from the greek ), the place was known as Vrani , a term that you do not know the exact origin, but perhaps that is derived from the greek Ranis and refers to the marshy nature of the site ( hence the name of the inhabitants of Borgagne of ' Ngracalati ) . civic coat of arms
The coat of arms of Borgagne is composed of the letter B surmounted by two cornucopias filled with fruit, three ears and three eight-pointed stars . We find carved in several places of the historic core of the town: the church of the patron on the facade , with polychrome altar arch access and baptismal font , on the portal of the church of the Madonna del Carmine .
For many years, the European Community and its Member States implement a policy to protect and enhance the quality products with certification of origin. This is to ensure consumers about the authenticity and origin of what is placed on the national and international market, but also to stimulate the operators of various agri-food sectors to invest in production of value, taking into account the environmental heritage of each country. The extra virgin olive oil is guaranteed and marketed with the DOP (Protected Designation of Origin), in implementation of EC Reg. No. 2081/92. The Community legislation is intended to protect those agricultural products and foodstuffs whose characteristics are essentially or exclusively due geographical environment with its natural and human factors, and the production, processing and preparation at the place of origin.
To produce the olive oil DOP Terra d'Otranto, observe the rules of the relevant production regulations, which came into force with the DM of 6 August 1998, subjecting the company, during the different phases of olive processing (production, processing and packaging), the checks of a supervisory body outside. This body is identified and legitimized the exercise of the inspection by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.
The certification campaign 2004/2005, for the PDO TERRA D'OTRANTO, has been appointed the Chamber of Commerce of Lecce.
In the heel of Italy , in the province of Lecce , a few minutes from the wide sandy beaches interspersed with fascinating cliffs overlooking the sea, is Poggiardo . An ancient village of the fourteenth century , which still boasts of a rich historical and architectural heritage preserved in the shade of green oaks, pines and olive groves.
For a long time , and then Norman Byzantine rule , the urban structure of the town and its culture has been strongly influenced also by the successive rulers of the Swabians (1195-1266) , Anjou (1266-1435) , Aragon (1442-1502) , Spanish ( 1506-1734) and the Bourbons ( 1734-1861 ) .
The village still retains the original urban layout , with old houses positioned to court and narrow streets with a single access from the main road . Among the major historical sites are the walls and the castle, a ducal palace Guarini , dating back to the Angevin period , a time of great economic and social development in this area. Of great importance also the natural heritage of Poggiardo . Here the Serra is the only modest relief of the area is covered by dense forests nereggianti , a mix between pine scents of herbs and plants typical of the Mediterranean machine . To characterize the land, scarce resources , hydrographic , karst caves , erosion of the rock, inhabited in ancient times , today full of stalactites and stalagmites
Corigliano d' Otranto ( Choria'na or Koriana in griko , Curia'nu in local dialect ) is situated in the central part of the Salento Salento Greece , linguistic island , which speaks an ancient language of Greek derivation , griko . The grecanico or griko ( also grico ) is a dialect (or group of dialects ) of neo - greek relic probably of a broader and ongoing linguistic area ellenofona formerly existed in the coastal part of Magna Grecia. The Greeks today call the language Katoitaliotika ( Greek : , southern Italian ). The language written in Latin characters , has points in common with the modern Greek and in the meantime the words that are the result of obvious influences Lecce or other Romance languages . The town's name is erroneously made to derive from the word heart (symbol that appears in the coat of arms for assonance ) , and probably can be traced back to the medieval term greek ( chorion ), which in Italian means village farm . The territory of the town of Corigliano d'Otranto which extends into the central part of the province is totally flat . The agro coriglianese is mainly cultivated with olive trees . Plant species that cover the area are olive trees, oaks and pines. The territorial limits bordering to the north with the municipalities of Soleto , and Zollino Martano , on the east by the municipalities of Castrignano de 'Greci and Melpignano , to the south with the municipalities of shirts and Cutrofiano , on the west by the municipalities of Galatina and Galashiels.
PARCO NATURALE REGIONALE PALUDE E BOSCO DI RAUCCIO
The park is the latest example of the great tem of forests and marshes that once extended, almost without interruption, along the coast between Brindisi and Lecce. The landscape is characterized by ponds behind the dunes, significant karst springs (ajsi), on which stand the short course of the Idume and the forest Rauccio. The latter consists of a dense holm oak and intricate, with arboreal vegetation consists exclusively of oak, and a dense undergrowth of evergreen sclerophyllous: and climbing species. In the open glades are formed marshes colonized by rare amphibians, Triton Italic, Toad, Tree Frog Italic. Among the rare plants are orchids, as well as Ipomoea sagittata, Isoetes hystrix, and especially the greater Periploca, a liana considered extremely rare in Italy and included in the Red List of the Italian species at risk of extinction.
The name of the Mirror Milogna indicates the presence of the badger (Meles meles). Many water birds frequent the park especially during migration. In the coldest winters we are witnessing the wintering grounds of the Swan in the basin of the Idume. The park offers 4 thematic routes (Botanical, Wildlife, Hydrological; Historical-cultural). Among the objectives of the park, as well as the conservation and restoration of natural environments, including the redevelopment of the area devastated by the phenomena of illegal building.
Loc. SANTA CESAREA TERME LECCE, ITALY - PUGLIA
36 Km from GOLF CLUB: ACAYA
Area Ortelle, Castro, Porto Badisco
Santa Cesarea Terme is an Italian town of 3,027 inhabitants of the province of Lecce in Puglia.
Located on the east coast of the Salento peninsula , at the mouth of the Strait of Otranto, is one of the major tourist centers of Salento. It is a hydrothermal station . The territory of the municipality of Santa Cesarea Terme , which occupies an area of 26.66 km ² in the eastern part of the province of Lecce , is between 0 and 129 meters above sea level . It has a flat morphology inside, with expanses of olive trees, and a high and rugged coastline with cliffs, caves and coves .
The town of Santa Cesarea Terme is perched on a ledge of the cliff overlooking the Strait of Otranto and is crossed by the coastal road between Otranto and Santa Maria di Leuca. The area is characterized by the presence of thermal springs of sulphurous water - salt- bromoiodiche that flow at a temperature of 30 ° in four caves called Gattulla , Solfurea , Fetid and Solfatara .
Since October 2006, part of its territory falls within the Park Costa Otranto - Santa Maria di Leuca and Tricase Forest established by the Apulia Region in order to safeguard the east coast of Salento , rich in precious architectural monuments and important plant and animal species .
Wet to the east by the Ionian Sea , bordered to the north by the municipalities of Otranto and Uggiano the Church , to the west with the municipalities of Minervino di Lecce and Chiusi, south with the municipalities of Ortelle and Castro . From a meteorological perspective Santa Cesarea Terme falling within the territory of Salento, which has a Mediterranean climate , with mild winters and hot humid summers . Based on the average reference , the average temperature of the coldest month , January, amounts to about +9 ° C, while that of the warmest month , August, is about 35.1 ° C. Average annual rainfall , which are around 676 mm , have a minimum in spring and summer and a peak in autumn-winter .
Referring to the wind , the municipalities of Salento weakly affected by the current Western thanks to the protection given by the Serre Salentine creating a tem to shield. By contrast, the current autumn and winter from the South -East , aimed in part the increase in precipitation, in this period, compared to the rest of the peninsula.
Last surviving stretch of the vast coastal marshes that once characterized the coastline from Brindisi to Otranto . The landscape of Le Gesine consists of dunes , wetlands , drainage canals , mixed forest and Mediterranean scrub.
The Oasis is located within a Site of Community Importance in Vernole (Le) .
The Oasis, 380 acres, is a humid environment and kept among the most important in southern Italy , the last survivor of the vast wooded and swampy area that stretched from Brindisi to Otranto .
L 'Oasi WWF The Gesine is located along one of the main migratory routes and is home to many water birds. The extension of the Natural Reserve The Gesine is 380 hectares.
The Gesine Nature Reserve is part of an area of about 1000 hectares SIC and is included in a Wetland of International interest according to the Ramsar Treaty of about 650 hectares, covers about 350 acres.
The coastline , mostly sandy stretches for about 6 km with small cobbled stretches and cliff, and includes many plants and dunes on the sandy shores is easy to many water birds
The cultivated areas are extremely important because they provide abundant food for many animal species .
Loc. GROTTA ZINZULUSA, PARCO NATURALE REGIONALE COSTA OTRANTO - S.MARIA LEUCA - BOSCO TRICASE - PUGLIA
38 Km from GOLF CLUB: ACAYA
Area Ortelle, Santa Cesarea Terme, Poggiardo
The Zinzulusa is a natural cave coast, which lies along the Salento coast between Castro, Santa Cesarea Terme. Surrounding waters are adapted for swimming, and much appreciated for their cleanliness and limpidezza.La name of the cave comes from the dialect word Zinzuli, rags, and is caused by karst formations, particularly stalactites hanging from the ceiling as if they were rags hanging. The formation of the cave, which took place for sea erosion, is traced back to the period of Pliocene.Fu Bishop of Castro, Antonio Francesco del Duca, in 1793, to discover it. However, the first studies began only 150 years later, in 1950, and was opened to the public in 1957. The cave is divided into three parts:
(input) - is characterized by a great variety and quantity of stalactites and stalagmites that have a striking resemblance to objects. In this area, through a long corridor called Wonderland is a small lake of clear water mixed with fresh marine infiltration, called Trap.
(crypt) - the cave continues with a large cavity called the Crypt or The Cathedral, characterized by smooth walls as high as 25 meters; this part of the cave seems to date back to the Cretaceous. The cave was populated by a large number of bats, which had covered with their pings, for 5, 7 meters. The guano, solid and on which it was possible to walk, was lifted in the 1940s by workers who also created the interior walkways, now used for tourist visits. There remain a few dozen bats in the cave, leaving the night.
(bottom) - this is the end of the cave, which reaches up to 160 meters beyond the entrance, which is also formed in Cretaceous rocks, and is home to the small enclosed basin of Cocytus. The waters are characterized by a stratification: in the lower part are hot and brackish while on the surface are sweet and cold. The cave has other basins entirely submerged, explored up to 250 meters from the entrance.
The Artichoke is present in Brindisi Puglia cuisine for centuries. The first written usage of this particular ecotype date back to 1736, the year of the publication of several recipe books related to culinary seminars held in the territory. Thanks to the strong vocation of the area, the cultivation of the artichoke has grown to become one of the most important.
The IGP Brindisino Artichoke is a vegetable rather delicate, which must be stored in a cool dry place, preferably in a refrigerator, and should be consumed within a few days of purchase. It is great for preparing many traditional recipes of Puglia: a simple pasta with cherry tomatoes, basil and chili, but also the artichoke parmigiana or so-called artichokes Brindisi, where the heads are filled with bread, olives, capers, mint, garlic and onions, are placed in a bed of sliced potatoes and then baked in the oven.
PARCO NATURALE REGIONALE SALINA DI PUNTA DELLA CONTESSA
The Regional Natural Park, a few miles south of the city develops between Capo di Torre Cavallo and Punta della Contessa. The wetland, 214 acres, has a great ornithological interest and scenic beauty for the presence of a set of coastal basins temporary substrate of silts and clays of Pleistocene, fed by streams of water channeled from the hinterland, known as The Chianche and Foggia Rau, while the basins to the south are also fed by freshwater springs and suffer the introduction of sea water, especially after heavy storms.
The basins are separated by the sea from the sandy beach that extends for a width of 15 meters. The whole area has valuable vegetation aspects and consists extended glasswort and lagoon environments with Ruppia cirrhosa.
Important site of interest for nesting and stopover of migratory fish: There have been reports about 14 nesting species, including oystercatchers, swans, coots, herons, mallards, tufted vegetation consists mainly of rupopia chirrosa, agropyron junceum, ammophilla sp. and many other categories phenological that are of international interest.
E ' was also noted that the presence of a viable population and reproductive health of European pond turtle Emys orbicularis.
In the area were built of small vedette from which, and 'can dabble with the Bird Watching.
Park also forms part of the area of the Great River.
The Saline Regie, which are the basins to the north of the ponds, had intense exploitation in the trade between the thirteenth and eighteenth century, with an attempt to re-use in the nineteenth century. From here came the salt that was donated to local citizens on the provisions of King Ferdinand I of Aragon (1465-66), in order to encourage the repopulation of the city.
With the end of the commercial exploitation of the area, the area became a stretch of marshland dry summer.
At the center of this area you can see the ancient tower - probably the Renaissance - fitted with trap doors of the Farm Villanova, encompassing the central core that insists on pre-existing medieval abbey tied he took the name of Santa Maria de Ferorellis, a name that originates by the spread in the area of feruleche. This building was a church complex rite greek active from the twelfth to the sixteenth century, before being transformed into economic entity called Ferorelli until the eighteenth century.
The old building is constrained by operation of law under the Code Urbani cultural heritage.
The current denominizione Villanova comes from the family who owned it for centuries.
Loc. SANTA CESAREA TERME LECCE, ITALY - PUGLIA
36 Km from GOLF CLUB: ACAYA
Area Ortelle, Castro, Porto Badisco
The waters of Santa Cesarea Terme belong to the group of Salty - bromo - iodine - sulphurous - fluorinated and are a natural asset of the most important medical hydrology because of highly active therapeutic point of view .
Health center and stay inhabited since the beginning of the century , Santa Cesarea Terme today has every right in the list of spas and resorts of the south -equipped and more competitive.
The spa company in recent years has been directed toward choices of qualification in the field of science and structural matters for some years on the collaboration with several universities and research institutes that have guided the choices of innovative spa .
The inhalation center is now equipped with a good structure and equipped with modern equipment for diagnostics and aerosol , inhalations, sprays that provide maximum therapeutic efficacy.
The old mud - balneotherapy treatment , completely renovated, allows for a more comfortable performing the treatment.
The saline waters - bromine and iodine - sulphurous - fluorinated are the most active ever in diseases of the upper and lower respiratory tract : rhinitis, sinusitis, pharyngitis , tracheitis, tonsillitis, adenoiditis , chronic bronchitis and pulmonary emphysema .
In adults , the elderly and especially in child therapy with inhaled saline waters - bromine and iodine - sulphurous - fluorine is able to fundamentally solve the state determines that lack of defenses , especially in the winter months , the recurrence of diseases of the respiratory respiratory favored also by the increasingly widespread phenomenon of air pollution.
The sulphurous gas that is released from the waters of Santa Cesarea is used for the prevention and treatment of one of the most frequent causes of deafness : the deafness .
For diseases of the musculoskeletal waters of Santa Cesarea Terme, have an indication privileged are treated in fact localized and diffuse arthritis , back pains and muscle , sequelae of trauma and surgery .
In the name of these waters appears bromine , an element that is recognized by medical science a sedative effect : the use of these waters in the form of bath in the form of fatigue and stress accompanied by agitation and insomnia, finds its proper application.
For some years water and mud , properly adjusted , are also used in a modern medical aesthetic center , where we try to give an answer to the increasingly insistent demand for attention to their external image .
Lecce (Luppi'u in griko, Lupiae in Latin) is an Italian town of 89,746 inhabitants, capital of the province in Puglia. The city is located in the heart of Salento and its urban area, which looks like an urban uneven, is about 400,000 inhabitants. It is the capital and the largest cultural center of the Salento peninsula, is the home of the Archdiocese and the University of Salento. Lecce is the capital of the eastern province of Italy. Active in agriculture (olive oil, wine, cereals), crafts (ceramics, papier mache) and cultural tourism and resort is the city where more elaborate was the development of Baroque exploiting the characteristics of the local stone, Lecce stone. It, in fact, of Lecce Baroque, and for the beauty of its monuments, the city is known as the Florence of the South
Area Alessano, Morciano di Leuca, Contrada Guardiola
The town of Mirror , is situated in the heart of Salento, midway between the Ionian Sea and the Adriatic Sea . This village is situated at 131 meters above sea level , on a small hill at the foot of the Serra Magnone almost completely planted with olive trees and organized in terraces of dry stone walls of containment. The territory of the municipality lies between 97 and 189 meters above sea level and is characterized by the typical rural buildings of pajare . The municipality includes the town of Cardigliano , an agricultural village built during the fascist era (1930) for the processing of tabacco.La dominant position on a hill , in a flat area , and the distance from the sea ( protected from Saracen raids ) led to an exponential growth of population in the Middle Ages . Some news about the housing settlement of Mirror dating back to the Norman period and the beginning of the feudal age . Like all countries of Salento was a feudal possession of many families , the Orsini Del Balzo to Ligorio , until August 2, 1806, the date of subversion feudalita'.L ' original layout of the mother church , dedicated to the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, dating back the fifteenth century. The current Latin cross is the result of a series of renovations and expansions occurred between the seventeenth and twentieth centuries. In the beginning was the building consists of a nave , with NS orientation , which corresponds to the transept.
In 1605, the apse was built in blocks of local stone finely carved , and the altar of the Annunciation , also in stone, in the Baroque style .
The bay of the Turks , a few kilometers north of Otranto, is the place where , according to tradition, the landing of the Turkish warriors during the siege of the town of Otranto in the fifteenth century ( Battle of Otranto) .
Sandy and unspoiled , the bay belongs to the prestigious Oasis Alimini Lakes nature reserve , one of the most important ecotems of Salento and Puglia.La Turchi Bay and the area of the lakes Alimini are classified as a Site of Community Importance (SCI ) .
In January 2007, the Italian Environmental Fund (FAI) has entered the bay of the Turks among the top 100 places to save in Italy (thanks to the reports received on the occasion of the third edition of the Places of the Heart ) .
In January 2009 , on the occasion of the new census , the FAI announced that the reports received have led the bay of the Turks on the 12th national ranking ( first in the Puglia region ) in the ranking of sites cuore.Chiunque comes in Salento , both for short period and long stays during the hot summer , can not refrain from visiting Otranto , with good reason among the most beautiful seaside resorts of the peninsula. Reach the beautiful resort town of Otranto, overlooking the Adriatic coast of Salento, is very simple, it is sufficient to take the highway 16 that reaches from Lecce Jerseys and diverting its path at right angles, pointing straight towards the Adriatic Sea. Follow state highway 16 means totally immersed in the Salento countryside characterized mainly by olive trees , cultivation in the final stretch that leads to Palmariggi Otranto invades the view from both sides of the roadway , giving the impression of traveling a real tunnel between the ulivi.Raggiunta Otranto along the curves from the main road down to the sea , the view will be captured by the beautiful historic center of the country, characterized by whitewashed houses on which stands the bell tower of the cathedral that stands in the blue of the Adriatic almost to suggest the idea for a postcard. There will be time to visit Otranto , the rest of the evening with its historic center illuminated , acquires a particular charm . We are now looking straight north, taking the coast road from Otranto in order to Alimini Bear Tower and then to San Cataldo. After the sports field of Otranto abandon the coast road to go down a country lane paved mail to our left , indicated by a road sign with the word bicycle route
Lecce, sometimes called the Florence of the south, is the main city on Puglia's Salento Peninsula. Because of the soft limestone that's easy to work, Lecce became the center for the ornate architecture called the barocco leccese and the city is filled with Baroque monuments. The historic center is compact making it a great place for walking and its restaurants offer abundant fine food typical of Puglia. Also notable are the traditional handicrafts, especially the art of paper mache.
Melpignano ( Lipignana in griko ) is located in central Salento , is 26.3 kilometers from the provincial capital and belongs to the historic region of Greek Salento , a linguistic island of nine municipalities where people speak a language of ancient Greek origin, griko . The town is famous for hosting the final concert of the Festival della Notte della Taranta . The territory of the municipality of Melpignano , has a morphology totally flat , bordered to the north with the municipality of Castrignano de 'Greci , on the east by the Municipality of Cursi, on the south by the Municipality of Jerseys and west by the municipalities of Cutrofiano and Corigliano d ' Otranto. The agro Melpignano is rich in olive groves and pasture areas . Ancient crossroads of trade, different cultures and languages , the small village is now an expert in the integrated development of the territory, where the beauty of the places and the important artistic heritage exists, combines well with the ability to enhance the tradition and to retain the pleasure of hospitality . In a countryside full of olive trees and wild species are safeguarded and protects dry stone walls and stone buildings , wonderful examples of rural architecture . The surrounding area is rich in quarries from which we extract the famous stone, the precious materials used in the time to build houses and buildings, today is also used for works of artistic craftsmanship .
In a well-preserved historical center , between Mehir and courtyard houses unexpected Melpignano you find some architectural gems unique in their kind .
The Municipality of Castro is located on the east coast of the Salento peninsula and is made from the town major , who stands on a slight promontory ( Casciu de susu ) , and from the sea , Castro Marina precisely ( castru de sutta ) , who was born instead around the harbor of the country. The origins of the village are important and ancient : its name derives from the greek word , meaning fortified place ; the name in Roman times bought a Latin declension and became Castrum Minervae for the presence of a temple dedicated to the goddess Minerva . A must see while visiting Castro is the Aragonese Castle which dates back to the twelfth century and that, throughout history , has always been an important territory for the defense : it was partially destroyed in 1480 when , after the sacking of Otranto Castro was invaded by the Turks , and rebuilt during the 1500s through the work of a local noble family . Today, the castle has been completely restored , it houses the Museo Civico Antonio Lazzari with a permanent archaeological exhibit Castrum Minervae : between Greeks and Messapians , which is composed of numerous archaeological finds in the historical center and in the area surrounding the village . The most important religious building in the village is the Church of the Annunciation, built in the twelfth century, probably on the ruins of an ancient greek temple . For nature lovers , however, will be a must visit to the Park of the Oaks , a small wooded area of great interest because of the fact that hosts one of the last forests of oak in the coastal strip that goes from Otranto to Leuca : the the park is also equipped with a play area for children and a picnic area for groups and families . Finally, the caves are beautiful from the coast to the hinterland forward , the Blue Grotto , the cave Palombara Romanelli cave and the cave Zinzulusa : this is one of the most famous and important events in the coastal karst Italian and subject to scientific study for the rare species of crustaceans that inhabit it .
Located on the Ionian coast of Salento peninsula, is 26.9 kilometers from the provincial capital . It is a major tourist resort of Salento and is home to the Marine Protected Area and Natural Reserve Regional Coastal dune and marsh Count .
the territory of the municipality of Porto Cesareo , located in the north -western part of the Salento plains , covers an area of 34.66 km ² and has an almost uniform orographic profile : lies between 0 and 57 m above sea level, the town hall to 3 m asl
Falls in the Land of Arneo , or in that part of the Salento peninsula included in the Ionian side between San Pietro in Bevagna and Tower dell'Inserraglio and which takes its name from an ancient farmhouse , attested in the Norman period and then abandoned , locatable in the hinterland north -west of Torre Lapillo . Detail of Arneo Land is the presence of many farms , many of them fortified .
Cesarino The territory is characterized by a long coastline characterized by expanses of sand dunes rich in Mediterranean vegetation , wetlands , reefs and islets, among which are of particular importance the Big Island , also known as Rabbit Island covered by a thick pine forest Aleppo pines and acacias , and the Isle of Malva . The extraordinary biological interest that counts the presence of more than 200 plant species has helped to establish Marine Protected Area of Porto Cesareo in 1997. The seabed , particularly rich and typical of the warm seas of sub-tropical environments , sandy areas are home to the so-called submerged prairie of Posidonia oceanica , a biological rarity that provides oxygen , shelter and food to many marine organisms , and rocky areas in the multi-colored coral . The fauna consists of crustaceans, molluscs , colorful fish and turtles.
The municipality is bordered to the north by the municipalities of Taranto and Manduria Avetrana , east and south by the municipality of Nardo, on the west by the Ionian Sea.
The area's climate is typically Mediterranean, with warm, humid summers and drought , and winters are cool and breezy . The rainfall is concentrated mainly in the seasons of autumn and winter .
Excursions and attractions in PUGLIA close to ACAIA LECCE, ITALY Vernole Lecce Borgagne:
'OLIO COLLINA DI BRINDISI D.O.P.'
'MINERVINO DI LECCE'
'PARCO NATURALE REGIONALE ISOLA DI SANT'ANDREA E LITORALE DI PUNTA PIZZO'
'PARCO NATURALE REGIONALE PORTO SELVAGGIO E PALUDE DEL CAPITANO'
'TERRE D'OTRANTO DOP'
'PARCO NATURALE REGIONALE PALUDE E BOSCO DI RAUCCIO'
'SANTA CESAREA TERME'
'WWF: OASI LE CESINE'
'LA GROTTA DELLA ZINZULUSA'
'CARCIOFO BRINDISINO I.G.P.'
'PARCO NATURALE REGIONALE SALINA DI PUNTA DELLA CONTESSA'
'SANTA CESAREA TERME'
'BAIA DEI TURCHI'
'VIEW OF LECCE IN AUGUST'
'COMPRENSORIO DI PORTO CESAREO'
Le Puglie, the Italian name of this region, is in the plural form and, in fact, this is a place that conceals many souls. The 'heel' of the boot, Apulia , as it is known in English, is,an enchanting region that lays amid nature, history, tradition, gusto and spirituality, to be visited all year round.
Sea lovers can take their pick, choosing between the cliffs of Otranto and Santa Maria di Leuca, the meeting point between the Ionian and the Adriatic Sea, or Gallipoli, the 'Gem of Salento' and the Gargano, the 'Spur of Italy', jutting out to the clear sea water that guards the beautiful Tremiti Islands.
Nature is again the protagonist in the Murgia National Park and the Gargano National Park with its wild Umbrian forest, its salt pans and lakes, the deep ravines of Laterza and the wide dolines of Altamura, which distinguish the hinterland of the region with their charming sceneries. To those who want to plunge into history, Apulia offers a wide range of places that tell the ancient origins of this land: from prehistory to Magna Graecia, from the Imperial Age to the Renaissance and the baroque splendour of Lecce and the Salento area.
The provinces of the region are: Bari (regional capital), Brindisi, Foggia, Lecce and Taranto.
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