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Discovering Grecìa Salentina: Martano

26 Giu
Piazza dei Caduti, Martano

Martano is the most populous town (more than 8 thousand inhabitants) and the capital of the Grecìa Salentina, an area of influence of ancient Greece, where the dialect of Grìko is still spoken.

Monastero dei Cistercensi, Martano

The town, inhabited since prehistoric times, preserves ancient testimonies thanks to the Menhir del Teofilo, the highest in the region. The historic center, very suggestive, is called Borgo Terra with alleys, squares and courtyard houses. The palaces from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century are beautiful, including the Baronial one, once the Aragonese Castle, the Maria SS. Assunta, the former Dominican Convent, seat of the Town Hall and the seventeenth-century Cistercian Monastery of Santa Maria della Consolazione with the rich library, the picture gallery and the liqueur shop.

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Holidays in Salento, things to see in the villages of Grecìa Salentina

5 Apr

In the hinterland of Salento, about 20 km from Lecce, there are a group of villages, united by an ancient linguistic and cultural tradition. Grecìa salentina is a testimony of what remains in the centuries of the Greek influence in this area. The villages that still speak “Griko” today, a mixture of Greek and local dialect, are eleven: Calimera, Carpignano Salentino, Castrignano de ’Greci, Corigliano d’Otranto, Cutrofiano, Martano, Martignano, Melpignano, Soleto, Sternatia and Zollino. Continua a leggere

Salento, things to do in 7 days on the Adriatic coast

22 Dic

With about 150 km of coastline, Salento offers a unique variety of landscapes, sea and beaches. So we’d better plan our journey in order to be sure of visiting the most important places.

That is why, in this guide, you will find some advice and above all a valid itinerary to keep in mind when you visit the Adriatic coast, if you are here for 7 days. (For the things to see in 7 days on the Ionian, click here). Continua a leggere

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