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What to see in Tricase, Lecce

  • SP184, rione Sant’Eufemia, Tricase (LE)

Located in Sant'Eufemia district, The Rock Church of Our Lady of the Banner was dug in the tufa bank between IX and XI century, constituting for centuries a safe haven and an important place of worship. The settlement was born as a monastery ("Laura"), built by the Basilian monks, to keep running the sacred worship during the religious persecutions. Subsequently became a grancia (farm-Convent), dependent on the Abbey of St. Mary of the Myth.

The structure is articulated around a central compartment square, visible from the outside by a raised with a bell gable. Herein lies a small baroque altar with the fresco of the Virgin with the Child. The compartments of the Hypogeum, repeatedly reorganised in the centuries, are supported by nineteen octagonal columns.

Along the walls remain traces of frescoes survivors. Near the entrance there is a Crucifixion with the Virgin and Saint John. The north wall maintains the largest number of frescoes arranged in two different layers are ascribable to the XVI century approximately. The bottom layer, in addition to the two female figures, is represented probably the death of San Bonaventura, which occurred in the course of the Second Council of Lyons in 1274.

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Tutino Castle
Tutino Castle
The Tutino Castle is located near Tricase, in Puglia.
Piazza Castello dei Trane, rione Tutino, Tricase (LE)
1.62 Kilometers from Crypt of Our Lady of the Banner
Caprarica Castle
Caprarica Castle
Caprarica Castle is located near Tricase, in Puglia.
Piazza Sant'Andrea, rione Caprarica del Capo, Tricase (LE)
1.84 Kilometers from Crypt of Our Lady of the Banner
Girolamo Comi Museum
Girolamo Comi Museum
The Girolamo Comi Museum is hosted inside the homonymous palace of Lucugnano, in Puglia.
Piazza Comi, Lucugnano, Tricase (LE)
1.93 Kilometers from Crypt of Our Lady of the Banner
Gallone Palace
Gallone Palace
The Palace of Gallone Princes is the most sumptuous cultural monument of the village of Tricase, on Cape Leuca.
Piazza Giuseppe Pisanelli, 1, Tricase (LE)
2.11 Kilometers from Crypt of Our Lady of the Banner
Capuchins' Church and Convent
Capuchins' Church and Convent
The Capuchins' Church and Convent is an architectural complex in the village of Tricase, in Puglia.
Piazza Giuseppe Pisanelli, 21, Tricase (LE)
2.13 Kilometers from Crypt of Our Lady of the Banner
Church of the Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary
Church of the Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary
the Church of the Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary is the mother church of Tricase, in Puglia.
Piazza Don Tonino Bello, Tricase (LE)
2.19 Kilometers from Crypt of Our Lady of the Banner
Church of Our Lady of Constantinople
Church of Our Lady of Constantinople
the Church of Our Lady of Constantinople is situated in the village of Tricase, in Puglia.
Via Madonna di Loreto, 4, Tricase (LE)
3.08 Kilometers from Crypt of Our Lady of the Banner
Collegiate Church of St. Saviour
Collegiate Church of St. Saviour
the Collegiate Church of St. Saviour is located in the village of Alessano, in Puglia.
Piazza Don Tonino Bello, 7, Alessano (LE)
3.78 Kilometers from Crypt of Our Lady of the Banner
Mother Church
Mother Church
The Mother Church of Specchia dates back to 1605 and has a Baroque architecture.
Via Umberto I, 25, Specchia (LE)
3.80 Kilometers from Crypt of Our Lady of the Banner

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