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The “underground” Salento: the crypt of the Cathedral in Lecce

17 Apr

Beyond the beaches and the sea that make Salento‘s panoramas an extraordinary paradise with an exotic charm, this land hides secret places that tell of precious artistic and architectural testimonies, as well. The “underground” Salento is a tour to discover the hidden places of Salento. Read here to find out more.

The crypt of the Cathedral in Lecce

Composed of three large naves, with a Greek cross plan and small cross vaults on the ceiling, the Crypt rests on 92 columns at the top of which finely decorated capitals can be admired. The crypt has typical features of the style of the original structure built by the Normans in the fourteenth century at the behest of Bishop Roberto Volturio.

Lecce

Salento capital, Lecce is above all the city of the Baroque where the architectural style permeates the entire old town with its palaces, churches and monuments. Do not miss the central square (Piazza Sant’Oronzo) with the column dedicated to the Patron Saint and the “Sedile”. The Basilica of Santa Croce and the Cathedral are enchanting. In addition to culture and art, the city is a beating heart thanks to the numerous events and nightlife.

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The “underground” Salento: the crypt of the Cathedral of Otranto

10 Apr

Beyond the beaches and the sea that make Salento‘s panoramas an extraordinary paradise with an exotic charm, this land hides secret places that tell of precious artistic and architectural testimonies, as well. The “underground” Salento is a tour to discover the hidden places of Salento. Read here to find out more.

The crypt of the Cathedral

It winds in the underlying area of the apse, the presbytery and part of the hall, and it is a miniature of the famous Cistern of Theodosius or the Mosque of Córdoba. The crypt is built on 42 columns, different in style and quality, which give the environment a suggestive atmosphere. The year of origin dates back to the 11th century.

Otranto

It is a jewel overlooking the Adriatic coast, about 40km from Lecce. The maze of colored alleys that frames the old town houses the Aragonese castle and the Cathedral with the floor mosaic of medieval origin.

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The “underground” Salento: the crypt of Saints Stefani in Vaste

20 Mar

Beyond the beaches and the sea that make Salento‘s panoramas an extraordinary paradise with an exotic charm, this land hides secret places that tell of precious artistic and architectural testimonies, as well. The “underground” Salento is a tour to discover the hidden places of Salento. Read here to find out more.

Crypt of Saints Stefani and Crypt of S. Maria degli Angeli

In the Archaeological Park of Vaste, in the rock, with three naves, the crypt, which owes its name to a triple representation of Saint Stephen, preserves various representations of the first martyr of Christianity and frescoes dating back to between the 10th and 16th centuries, including the portraits of some apostles.

A Poggiardo worthy of note is the crypt of S. Maria degli Angeli, whose frescoes are in the Museum in Piazza Episcopo, including the Madonna between the two archangels. The crypt, made accessible in 1929, has a basilica shape, with three naves that end in as many curved apses. The vault is supported by four pillars but two of these have collapsed and the bases remain. The floor is in beaten earth.

Poggiardo and Vaste – Located in south-eastern Salento, Poggiardo is about 40 km from Lecce and includes the hamlet of Vaste, the ancient “Bastae”, a Messapian center which is only a few km from the famous Santa Cesarea Terme.

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The “underground” Salento: the crypt of San Salvatore in Giurdignano

13 Mar

Beyond the beaches and the sea that make Salento‘s panoramas an extraordinary paradise with an exotic charm, this land hides secret places that tell of precious artistic and architectural testimonies, as well. The “underground” Salento is a tour to discover the hidden places of Salento. Read here to find out more.

Crypt of San Salvatore

It is one of the most interesting in the Hydruntina area and it dates back to the 7th-10th century, originally completely frescoed. On the central apse we can admire a fresco with a Madonna flanked by two angels. The ceiling reveals the great architectural ingenuity of the designers and reproduces a coffered ceiling, a Greek cross, a dome.

Giurdignano – Located in eastern Salento, close to the Capo d’Otranto, the village has one of the largest concentrations of dolmens and menhirs in Italy and is therefore known as the megalithic garden of Italy.

If you don’t know where to sleep in Salento, here you will find some useful advice:

holiday houses -> www.casesalento.com

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email -> info@villesalento.it

Mobile Phones -> (+39) 366/2604050 – (+39) 392/0202233

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